The Institute for Energy Security (IES) projects that the cost of petrol and diesel will decrease between 10% and 8% starting from Thursday, December 1, 2022.
In spite of the depreciation of the cedi, the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is expected to remain stable.
This will be the second consecutive period that prices of petrol and diesel will be going down.
“Prices of the various finished products will be affected by the 13.45% fall in the price of gasoline [petrol], the 11.63% fall in the price of gasoil [diesel], and the 1.88% fall in the price of LPG.
However, the 3.09 per cent depreciation of the cedi against the US dollar is expected to erode portions of the gains from the reductions in international fuel prices. The price of LPG is however expected to remain stable on account of the cedi’s depreciation”.
On the international market, Brent crude saw a 6.31% decrease in price over the previous window’s average price of US$95.11 per barrel to the present average price of US$89.11 per barrel.
As fresh worries surrounding China roiled global markets on Monday (28 November), oil prices fell to their lowest levels in 11 months.
Presently, crude oil is hovering around US$86 per barrel.