Petrol Price Unchange In Tamale
Various Fuel sales outlets within the Tamale Metropolis are reluctant to implement new prices as announced by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) last Monday.
The conduct of the fuel stations is in variance with enthusiasm at which they effect price changes in the past each time the NPA announced price increment.
It is believed that the latest review of the prices of some petroleum products seemed to have had a material effect on the sales of the fuel stations, which is why they are dragging their feet in the implementation of the new prices.
As at press time, DAILY GUIDE could confirm that no sales outlet within the city had effected the new change in the price, with the excuse that they were waiting for the arrival of technicians to calibrate the pump machines to conform to the new prices.
Other sales persons indicated to DAILY GUIDE that it was only on the instructions of their bosses that they could sell at the new prices.
Ironically however, prices of Kerosene before customers could arrive at the pumps yesterday morning were already adjusted while those who could not adjust their machines were seen using calculators to compute the new figures.
It is uncertain when the fuel stations intend to effect the new prices for both petrol and diesel considering the trend of happenings despite NPA’s announcement that it was to come into force on October 1, 2013.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA), it would be recalled, last Monday announced marginal price reduction of diesel and petrol which were expected to take effect on Tuesday.
Petrol was expected to go down by 4.3 percent, while diesel was to be decreased by 2.3 percent per litre and LPG expected to decline by 2 percent per kilogram.
Kerosene was however expected go up by 7.3 percent per litre while premix recorded about 23 percent rise. Nevertheless, consumers of petrol and diesel within the Tamale Metropolis are yet to witness any reduction in the prices of these commodities.
From Stephen Zoure, Tamale
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