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Fuel smuggling: Ghana loses $200m in 2 years

Fuel pump nozzles are pictured at Helios petrol station in Almaty

Ghana lost 200 million dollars in both 2016 and 2017 as a result ofthe smuggling of fuel into the country, the National Petroleum Authority has revealed. According to the head of research at the authority, Shiela Abiemo, up to 300,000 metric tonnes of fuel used in the country are not recorded and no taxes paid on them. The illegal activity ...

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Fuel prices go up by 2% in May – IES

Fuel pump nozzles are pictured at Helios petrol station in Almaty

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has predicted an increase in fuel prices for the first two weeks of May. The Institute tells Citi Business News prices will go up by about 2 percent barring an intervention from the National Petroleum Authority (NPA). “In the first pricing window for May 2018, we are expecting fuel prices to go up by up to 2%. ...

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Low funding keeps sulphur in diesel products from TOR high

Isaac Osei - MD, Tema Oil Refinery

It is emerging that the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) will need some 300 million dollars before it could refine products to the current specified sulphur content for diesel of 50 parts per million. The development also puts consumers at risk as there are fears the products may have been in circulation at the various retail outlets. The revelation comes seven ...

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Consumers demand disclosure on petroleum price stabilization levy

FUEL-STATION

Pressure is mounting on government to come clear on the implementation of the price stabilization levy on petroleum products. Industry watchers argue that consumers risk being shortchanged, if the regulators fail to regulate the application of the levy. The comments come in the wake of marginal rise in the prices of petroleum products for the first two weeks (1st to ...

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Fuel prices to rise by 2% in February – IES                                                                             

FUEL-STATION

Prices of fuel may go up by 2 percent in the first pricing window in February, between February 2, 2018 and February 15, 2018. However, a swift intervention from government through the National Petroleum Authority (NPA)’s price stabilization mechanism could keep prices stable. The Institute of Energy Security (IES) which revealed this, further attributes the development to the constant rise ...

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NPA to recall all cylinders under recirculation model

gas shortage

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has told Citi Business News it would recall all cylinders currently in use with the full implementation of the cylinder recirculation model. The CEO of the NPA, Hassan Tampuli explains that the plan is to regulate the program and improve standards. “There is a stage in the implementation regime; the total cylinder recall. We will ...

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Energy Ministry rejects calls to scrap special petroleum tax

Fuel pump nozzles are pictured at Helios petrol station in Almaty

The Ministry of Energy has rejected calls by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Council, to scrap the special petroleum tax on petroleum products. According to the Head of Communications at the Energy Ministry, Nana Damoah, scrapping the special petroleum tax will be detrimental to governments’ ability to raise revenue to tackle the energy sector debts. The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Council, ...

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Consumers seek NPA intervention as fuel prices rise

Executive Secretary for the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, Duncan Amoah

Citi Business News has gathered that prices of fuel have gone up at some pumps effective Tuesday, January 16, 2017. This follows an earlier prediction by the Institute of Energy Security (IES) that prices will go up by between 3 and 5 percent. According to the IES, the development can be attributed to the increase in crude oil prices, the ...

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Analysts urge private sector involvement in TOR

TOR

Analysts in the oil and gas sector are upbeat about government’s plans to revamp operations of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). Though they have largely lauded the move, the industry watchers have suggested the need to attract private sector participation in order to achieve the full objectives. The comments also follow recent fuel shortage and its impact in Neighbouring Nigeria. ...

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Cylinder recirculation: LPG Marketers to lay off workers if sidelined

Gabriel Kumi- Vice-Chairman of the LPG Marketers Association

About seven thousand (7000) members of the LPG Marketing Companies Association are expected to lose their jobs if government fails to integrate the association into the cylinder recirculation policy. The LPG Marketing Companies Association has been calling for an automatic migration onto the new policy. The Vice-Chairman of the LPG Marketers Association, Gabriel Kumi disclosed that the layoffs will be the ultimate decision following the inability ...

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