The UAE, Qatar, and Oman have all increased gasoline and diesel prices for the month of October, Saudi Gazette reported

"The UAE and Qatar raised the prices of all kinds of gasoline and diesel prices compared to the previous month while Oman hiked the price of premium gasoline and diesel but maintained the same price of regular gasoline," the English language daily wrote

Under October's price list, the UAE maintains the highest price of gasoline in the GCC, followed by Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. 

In recent months, several GCC countries have had to introduce domestic gasoline hikes amid a global slump in oil prices. 

However, Gulf nations continue to offer some of the cheapest domestic fuel rates in the world.


The UAE's ministry of energy announced the latest increase in fuel prices earlier on Thursday. 

According to Saudi Gazette, fuel prices (per liter) have changed as follows: 

Super 98 is now at Dh2.12 ($0.58) from Dh2.02 ($0.55). 

Special 95 is now at Dh2.01($0.55) from Dh1.90 ($0.52).  

E Plus-91 is now at Dh1.94 ($0.53) from Dh1.83 ($0.50). 


Since January 2017, the price of M91 fuel rose by 15 baisas ($0.04) per liter. 

As fuel prices continue to slowly increase, the Sultanate is now working on rolling out a fuel subsidy scheme for lower-income workers. 


Qatar news agency (QNA) also announced an increase in October fuel prices last Thursday. 

Starting Oct. 1, the country's petrol prices increased from 1.6 riyals ($0.43) to 1.7 riyals ($0.47) per liter.