Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana has announced an increment in fuel prices at the pumps, starting Thursday March 17.
The chamber says the hikes are in response to a rise in crude oil prices on the international market.
A statement issued by the Chamber explains “activities and movements in world market prices, which have gone up in the past two weeks, from below $30/barrel to over $36/barrel as of Wednesday, has resulted in an upward adjustment of pump prices across the various BDC [Bulk Oil Distribution Companies].”
The increment comes barely four months after petroleum products were increased between 18 -30%, following the passage of the Energy Sector Levy that has been imposed to enable government clear its debts.
A gallon of petrol sold around Ghc15.40 pesewas while diesel went for Ghc14.50 pesewas. The price of LPG also went up by about 18 percent.
Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, Duncan Amoah, told Accra-based Citi FM that although a few fuel stations have already increased their fuel prices, changes in fuel prices will fully be effected at various fuel stations from Thursday morning.
“We are looking at moving from some 14.72 pesewas currently to about 15.26, 15.46 levels depending on the OMCs.
“By Thursday morning, most of the fuel stations who buy from BDCs would have effected these changes at the pump,” Amoah said.
The statement by the Chamber has further advised the BDCs to “fill their tanks immediately if possible as bdc benchmarks have already gone up by between 2-5% and will soon reflect at the pumps.”
Below is the full list of BDCs and their prices after taxes and margins for the period 16-31st March. 2016:
Below is the full list of bdcs and their prices after taxes and margins for the period 16-31st March, 2016:
1. Chase petroleum
Pms Ghc 3.397075
Ago. Ghc 3.38932
2. Juwel energy
Pms Ghc 3.35888
Ago. Ghc 3.358829
3. Vihama energy
Pms. Ghc 3.387775
4. Sage petroleum
Lpg. Ghc 3.299458
5. Blue ocean
Pms. Ghc 3.387205
Ago. Ghc. 3.387793
Kero. Ghc. 2.444215
6. Ebony oil
Pms. Ghc 3.369815
Ago. Ghc. 3.37005
7. Globex energy
Ago. Ghc 3.3113
Pms. Ghc. 3.381565
Ago. Ghc. 3.367348