The regulator has therefore directed Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to
effect this change at all retail outlets.
The decision takes a balance position of continuous effort to reduce
outstanding under-recoveries and at the same time reflect falling
prices of petroleum products on the world market, the NPA said.
Petrol currently sells at about Ghȼ17 per gallon, a price the public
considers outrageous in the light of considerable dip in the price of
crude oil on the world market.
The price of crude oil currently stands at $53 a barrel.
Despite halving debts owed BDCs, the NPA had maintained it would not
review petroleum prices downwards until it is able to clear all its
The NPA was hoping to capitalise on the falling prices of crude oil to
clear debts owed the distributors.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has so far cleared about half
of some GH¢412 million debt owed importers of petroleum products.