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Determinants of autogas demand among Taxi Drivers in rural Ghana

Ishmael Ackah and Elizabeth Narkie Tetteh

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Abstract: In Ghana, road transport is the major form of transporting goods and passengers from one part of the country to the other making up 95% of the form of transport we have (Baffour-Awuah 2015). Liquefied Petroleum Gas which is mainly produced for household consumption and industrial activities is now being used by vehicles as fuel called autogas assumed to be main cause of shortages of LPG in the country. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative methods in gathering the information through the use of questionnaire and interviews. Since it is a non-parametric study, tables and percentages were used for the analysis. From the studies, 71% of the drivers use LPG and the main reason accounting for their choice was the affordability of the fuel. The brand of car engines used by these commercial drivers were the converted ones with about 98% of those cars consuming only one type of fuel (LPG). The conversion to use LPG started about seven years ago. There is the need to develop appropriate safety, health and market regulations to manage the use of autogas in Ghana.

Keywords: Transportation fuel; LPG; Ghana; autogas (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D0 Q4 R4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-08-18
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