In the normal scheme of pricing petroleum products, the distance between the storage depot and the retail outlet, determines the price per litre. This practice is very common in most parts of the world.
However, in Ghana, fuel prices for all OMCs are the same irrespective of which part of Ghana you live in. This is made possible by the Unified Petroleum Pricing Fund (UPPF) Scheme.
The UPPF ensures that the unified prices of petroleum products include an element representing as near as possible, the actual cost of distribution.
The UPPF ensures that petroleum products reach the consumer wherever they live in Ghana efficiently and that fuel is transported throughout the country in a manner that is simple, effective and inexpensive to operate administratively.