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Fuel price increment untrue - NPA

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has refuted claims of upward fuel prices as reported in the media as a result of a statement by  The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPECGH ), the NPA has urged the general public to ignore media reports and also treat such report with contempt.

According to a statement by NPA,  the National PetroleumAuthority has detected with much concern media headlines suggesting that the price of fuel had increased by 11% at the various pump, which was untrue.

The statement read “The Authority encourages consumers and the media to check on the price boards of retail stations to determine the true prices of fuel on the market and not rely on data from any group of persons who purport to project fuel prices, which always turn out to be poor and inaccurate”
The statement also stated that, to clear doubt and be abreast with current price of fuel in Ghana, the National Petroleum Authority website which is updated regularly can be the a source of information or bi- weekly publications in the newspapers.

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“When in doubt, consumers and the media should check with NPA’s website or the bi-weekly publications of retail prices of OMCs published in the Daily Graphic, the Ghanaian Times, and the Gazette by the Assembly Press for accurate information on the retails of fuel by OMCs.”