Data made available by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday show that petrol is cheapest in Bauchi and most expensive in Kebbi.
The report, Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch, released on Monday said Bauchi residents bought petrol at an average price of N144.17 per litre in April.
“Bauchi residents bought the product less than the approved price of N145 per litre in the month, while residents of Plateau bought the commodity at the approved price of N145,” the report read.
The average price of petrol increased by one percentage point year-on-year and by -7.3 percent points from N163.4 in March to N151.4 in April.
Similarly, the National Household Kerosene Price Watch report released on Monday said the average price of the commodity increased by 3.53 percent points month-on-month to exchange at N278.49.
Abuja, Cross River and Nassarawa recorded the highest average price of kerosene as residents paid N316.67, N315.56 and N309.52 respectively.
The states with the lowest average price per litre of kerosene were Akwa Ibom (N247.22), Abia (N245.25) and Katsina (N244.87).
During an investigation, TheCable gathered that kerosene has not been available in depots for about six months and some independent oil marketers take advantage of the scarcity to sell at higher prices.