Tema Oil Refinery in coma – The Institute of Energy Security » JustOnlyNews•com™

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The Institute of Energy Security is looking on the federal government to make the prevailing interventions and mechanisms to cushion the native shoppers in opposition to the rising price of gas on the world market work as supposed.

In keeping with the Govt Director of the Institute, Nana Amoasi VII, though Ghana has mechanisms supposed to cushion shoppers in opposition to the rising price of gas, they don’t seem to be working successfully. “The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) system is in a coma and the BOST system has not been in a position to hold any strategic inventory.

Perhaps we might should rethink its software and administration,” he stated. Nana Amoasi VII informed Alfred Ocansey on 3FM Dawn Morning Present that there are current interventions to mitigate the influence of the rising price of gas on the economic system however as to whether or not they work or not is the issue. He indicated that in the worth construct up, there’s stabilization and restoration levy and we even have Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) that may handle each provide and worth threat to some extent.

“Sadly the Value Restoration Levy through the years has not been in a position to stabilize gas costs for Ghana and we have now not even tried to enter the Stabilization Fund to cushion shoppers in phrases of subsidies” Nana expressed He suggested that if the federal government desires to divert the Stabilization and Restoration Levy Fund for functions of conserving strategic gas inventory could also be we are able to use it to fund that association and guarantee we have now the suitable Oil and Gasoline Merchants on the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Firm Restricted (BOST) desk the publicity successfully.

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As well as, if we enhance the amount of crude refined at TOR and handle the economic system nicely and restructure the refinery, they may assist carry some aid to shoppers. Nana Amoasi VII additional confused that if different international locations which might be equally going through the challenges imposed by COVID and the Russia Ukraine struggle like Kenya, South Africa and Egypt have been in a position to handle their gas costs by way of subsidies, interventions and good administration of their very own foreign exchange then Ghana can do similar

In keeping with the projection by the Institute of Energy Security, a gallon of petrol might promote at GHS 45 whereas diesel might go for GHS 54 plus, thus; GHS 10 per liter and GHS 12 plus per liter for petrol and diesel respectively. The prediction is predicated on an accumulation of a number of basic and technical elements together with worldwide studies, pricing historical past and sample. Value of gasoline on the worldwide market went up by 11% over the past week.

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Sadly, we have now to transform the cedi to {dollars} in order to obtain the gas from the world market and the cedi additionally declined in worth to the greenback. He famous that the worth of worldwide fuel oil and LPG went down by 5% however as a result of of the decline in the worth of the cedi that Ghana ought to have fizzled out particularly for these oil firms that might not procure the greenback on the Financial institution of Ghana fee. Nevertheless there can be some stability with diesel however LPG and petrol may have a unfavourable influence of the 11% rise on the world market.

Credit score: 3News

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