CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Unleaded fuel prices at Army and Air Force Exchange pumps in Japan and Okinawa will jump 10 cents Friday, the first of what will become monthly adjustments under a pricing system adopted this month.

Unleaded fuel will increase from $1.64 to $1.74 a gallon, and diesel prices will increase from $1.51 to 1.61.

Previously, gas prices at bases in Japan and Okinawa were set annually but now will change monthly based on U.S. Department of Energy averages from the previous four-week period. Gas prices on Guam and South Korea change monthly.

“Patrons should remember, this is an incremental increase for Japan and Okinawa,” stated Col. Michelle Gardner-Ince, AAFES Pacific Region Commander, in a news release issued Friday.

“With the new monthly gas price policy, we at AAFES knew there would be an increase in the price to be more in line with the DOE average,” she said. “We wanted to minimize the impact to customers, so we will be raising the price by ten cents a month until we meet the DOE average.”

In South Korea, unleaded fuel prices will drop from $1.93 to $1.90 per gallon; premium unleaded will drop from $2.12 to $2.10 per gallon and diesel will increase from $1.87 to $1.93 per gallon.

The price for unleaded fuel at AAFES stations on Guam will decrease from $1.95 to $1.92 per gallon, and premium unleaded will decrease from $2.14 to $2.12 per gallon.

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