The retail price of E5RON92 rose by VND129 to VND17,851 per litre, while that of RON 95 increased by VND165 to VND19,046 per litre.
This is the third time retail petrol prices have soared after they remained unchanged before the lunar New Year holiday two months ago. They are currently the highest over the year.
Meanwhile, the prices of diesel oil 0.05S and kerosene recorded drops of VND158 per and VND169 to VND14,243 and VND13,004 per litre, respectively.
Mazut decreased by VND12 per kilo to be capped at VND13,757 per kilo.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade reported that global petrol prices over the past 15 days have risen slightly, while oil prices have witnessed a downward trajectory.