Diesel duty hike will filter down to some consumers: Industry

Shell's diesel is now $1.85 a litre while Caltex is $1.81, both before discount. Esso, however, upped its rate by 11 cents to cover the corresponding rise in GST charge.
Shell's diesel is now $1.85 a litre while Caltex is $1.81, both before discount. Esso, however, upped its rate by 11 cents to cover the corresponding rise in GST charge. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The rise in diesel pump prices, shown at the Esso petrol station along Toa Payoh Lorong 2 on Feb 19, 2019.
The rise in diesel pump prices, shown at the Esso petrol station along Toa Payoh Lorong 2 on Feb 19, 2019.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Diesel users upset over the 100 per cent hike in the fuel duty announced in Monday's (Feb 18) Budget say there are more effective ways to address air pollution.

Cabby Henry Tay, 48, said the immediate increase in duty of 10 cents a litre to 20 cents a litre "was too fast".

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