War against fuel smuggling: Nearly GHS1bn saved in 2018
Created on 02 October 2019
The fight against the illicit trade of refined petroleum products is yielding results, with the latest report on the activities in the downstream petroleum subsector showing that the country saved nearly GH¢1 billion, which would have otherwise been lost through smuggling of the products. The report showed that GH¢952 million was saved from blocking the sale of illicit sale of petroleum products in the country in 2018. This was a reversal from...
AOMC Chief Executive woos public support for CRM
Created on 24 September 2019
The Chief Executive of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs), Kwaku Agyeman Duah, says public support is important to a successful implementation of the Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM). The National Petroleum Authority and other stakeholders, as part of efforts to solicit public inputs before roll-out of the policy, have been engaging consumers across the country for their inputs. The team has so far engaged residents in the Western, Eastern,...
Lives cannot be lost at expense of financial gains – NPA boss on CRM implementation
Created on 13 August 2019
The Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has reiterated government’s commitment to ensure that thee Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM) is fully implemented. Hassan Tampuli said following consultations with industry stakeholders, consumers and interested parties, he is confident consumers can no longer tolerate any fires relating to petroleum.
Danger!!! LPG cylinders safety compromised
Created on 23 July 2019
It is an explosion waiting to happen. Several consumers of autogas and cooking gas cylinders in Obuasi and its environs were seen violating all the safety norms associated with the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder usage. Cooking gas cylinders were spotted being transported in a horizontal manner after refill while autogas cylinders had fabrications with electrical wires around it and were also rusty which needed a coat of paint to...
Cylinder recirculation to create over 4,500 direct jobs – NPA
Created on 18 July 2019
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Mr. Alhassan Tampuli believes that the yet to be implemented Cylinder Re-circulation Model (CRM) under the National Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) policy will create over 4,500 direct jobs. “Direct job creation is estimated to be over 4,500 in relation to new jobs under the actors of the new value chain and door to door delivery service. This does not...
82% of LPG stations in Central Region identified as high risk – Minister
Created on 18 July 2019
The National Petroleum Authority, according to the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has labelled about 82.7 percent of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) stations in the region as high-risk. The Minister said per information available to him, a risk assessment exercise of all LPG retail outlets across the region revealed that 67 out of 81 were found to pose high-risk to lives and property in the region.