The various commercial activities of the industry include: importation, exportation, re- exportation, shipment, transportation, processing, refining, storage, distribution, marketing and sale of petroleum products. The industry is one of the key sub-sectors and a major contributor to Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Initiate and conduct investigations into standards of quality of petroleum products offered to consumers.
Conduct studies relating to the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the downstream industry.
Protect the interests of consumers and Petroleum Service Providers (PSPs).
Grant licenses to applicants under the Act establising the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
Our Technical Departments
The Licensing Department has the core mandate of granting licences and permits to Petroleum Service Providers (PSPs) in the Petroleum Downstream Industry.
IM & HSSE
The Department monitors the design, construction of prtroleum infrastructure and operations of PSPs. It focuses on standards and Health, Safety and Environmental issues.
The UPPF ensures that petroleum products are transported throughout the country in a manner that is simple, effective and inexpensive to operate administratively.
It is responsible for checking and controlling malpractices that result in loss of government revenue and a secondary effect of interference with product quality.
Pricing & Planning
The Pricing & Planning Department monitors the supply and consumption of petroleum products around the country to ensure that there are adequate stocks to meet the needs of the country.
The Gas Department handles all activities in the operations of natural gas, which stems from processing, storage, through transmission to distribution.