Beginning September 2022, fuel prices are set to see a sharp jump between 5% and 10% at the various pumps.
According to the Institute for Energy Security, this will add close to 70 pesewas to the current prices.
Presently a liter of petrol is going for about ¢11 on the average and ¢13.70 on the average for diesel.
The IES attributes the increase in fuel prices to the sharp depreciation of the Ghana cedi to the US dollar which it puts it at over 10% during the last two weeks.
It is therefore advising consumers to plan accordingly to the expected price hikes in the coming days.
“Whereas the price of petrol has fallen by 5.87% and that of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by 3.28% on the world market, the Institute of Energy Security (IES) projects that prices of these products would rise at the pumps. For diesel, the 6.48% increase in price will further increase the rate of price jump in September (2022)”, it pointed out.
Prices went up by 20 pesewas on August 16, 2022
During the last pricing window ending August 31, 2022, prices of fuelrose marginally.
Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) monitored within the pricing window by IES added on average 20 pesewas on their prices at their pumps.
During the period, the International Benchmark saw a 1.68% price reduction over the previous pricing window’s average price to a current average price of $96.72 per barrel from $98.38 per barrel in the previous pricing window.
Presently, the price of Brent crude is hovering around $109 per barrel