General News of 2014-07-13

Ghanaians to pay over 20% more for fuel from Monday

From Monday July 14, 2014, petroleum products will be sold a little over 20 percent more than their current prices, according to latest figures from the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).

The price of petrol (premium) saw the highest increase of 23.08 percent. This means a litre of the commodity, which currently sells at Ghc2.73 per litre, from Monday will sell at Ghc3.36 a litre.

Kerosene saw an increase of 23.75 percent and diesel 22.01 percent.

Diesel currently sells at 268.00 pesewas per litre, but the price at the pumps will be sold at 327.00 pesewas from tomorrow.

Premix fuel increased by 25.60 per cent to Ghc1.57 per litre.

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) saw an increase of 15.68 percent, selling now at Ghc3.32 per litre according to the latest NPA figures.

This is the third time the NPA has increased fuel prices this year alone.

Below is the complete list of the revised fuel prices from the NPA

REVISION OF EX-PUMP PRICES EFFECTIVE   JULY 14, 2014

Domestic Products

     

Product

Ex-Pump Price - July 1, 2014 (GHp/Lt or Kg)

Reviewed Ex-Pump Prices for PBU Effective July 14, 2014(GHp/Lt or Kg)

% Change

Premium

273.00

336.00

23.08%

Kerosene

261.00

323.00

23.75%

Gas Oil

268.00

327.00

22.01%

MGO Local

236.00

299.00

26.69%

RFO

135.00

157.00

16.30%

LPG

287.00

332.00

15.68%

Premix

125.00

157.00

25.60%

Unified

289.00

295.00

2.08%

Kero Mines

321.00

323.00

0.62%

Gasoil to Rig

379.00

382.00

0.79%

Gasoil Mines

379.00

382.00

0.79%

       

Export Products

     

Product

Current Ex Pump Price - July 1, 2014 (US Cents/Lt)

Reviewed Pump Prices for PBU Effective July 14, 2014(US Cents/Lt)

% Change

ATK

105.00

103.00

-1.90%

MGO Foreign

115.00

113.00

-1.74%



Meanwhile, transport operators have announced a 15% increment in fares with effect from Monday July 14.

The new fare announced on Saturday was reached after consultations between the Transport Ministry and the transport operators represented by the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC).

A joint statement to that effect was issued by the General Secretaries of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC), Stephen K. Okudzeto and Alhaji Aliu Baba respectively.

The releases noted, the new transport fares cover intra-city (Trotro), inter-city (Long Distance) as well as Taxi Cabs.

The statement urged transport operators to strictly comply and charge only approved fares as well as publish them at the various transport terminals to avoid any confrontation with passengers.

Source: myjoyonline
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