On Thursday, June 6th, 2024, the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA) of Sierra Leone, in partnership with the Finance Ministry, Trade Ministry, and the World Bank, commenced detailed discussions on the ongoing Petroleum Pricing Formula Review.

The event took place at the Sierra Palms Hotel on Lumley Beach, attracting key stakeholders from across the petroleum sector.

The PRA’s Pricing Formula is designed to ensure equity, competitiveness, and sustainability in the pricing of petroleum products. This review marks the first significant update since the World Bank constructed the original Pricing Formula in 1994, three decades ago.

Highlighting the importance of the review, the PRA emphasized that once the review is completed, there will be no further increases in petrol pump prices nationwide. This assurance is aimed at providing stability and predictability in fuel costs for Sierra Leoneans.

The meeting was attended by representatives from Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) and other stakeholders within the downstream petroleum sector. Their input is critical to shaping a fair and effective pricing mechanism that benefits all parties involved.