Fuel price increase: a litre of petrol, diesel selling at GH₵14.84

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Fuel price increase: a litre of petrol, diesel selling at GH₵14.84

Some oil marketing companies have started increasing prices of petroleum products at the pumps. Shell is selling a litre of petrol and diesel at GH

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Some oil marketing companies have started increasing prices of petroleum products at the pumps.

Shell is selling a litre of petrol and diesel at GH₵14.84.

Market leader GOIL is however selling a litre of petrol for GH₵14.60, from its old price of GH₵14.55. Diesel is going for GH₵14.75, up from the previous price of GH₵14.70. GOIL’s price is lower compared to Shell.

Persons close to GOIL have told JOYBUSINESS that the adjustment is due to the GH₵0.05 increase in the Unified Petroleum Price Fund (UPPF) margin. The National Petroleum Authority has directed industry players to increase the margin from June 1, 2024.

Some oil marketing companies have explained that prices at the pumps would have remained unchanged if the UPPF margin had not gone up.

More oil marketing firms are expected to increase their prices at the pumps.

Analysts have questioned the decision and rationale behind the NPA’s directive to increase the UPPF margin.

This is because the price of crude oil has been dropping on the World Market– which some observers say should have reflected in the prices at the pumps.

In addition, some observers and civil society organisations have argued that consumers should have enjoyed a sharp drop in prices if the cedi was stable against the dollar.

As prices increase, it is unclear how the adjustment will impact transport fares.

Source: Joy Business

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