LPG marketers backdown on closure of outlets

LPG operators have announced the rescheduling of the maintenance of their retail outlets with immediate effect.

The move according to the businesses, is to ensure uninterrupted supply of liquefied petroleum gas.

The decision was arrived at after an emergency meeting between OMCs, Ghana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Operators, and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketing Companies on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

LPG marketers had closed their premises to the public for the past two days, citing maintenance works at the outlets to ensure compliance and safety among the members.

The exercise has been met with stiff opposition from the public.

Some have argued that the marketers were using the move to protest recent cabinet directives to clamp down on non-complying gas and petrol/diesel stations.

The statement signed by the CEO of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies, Kwaku Agyemang- Duah, however expressed the groups’ disapproval of the regulators’ mode of discharging their statutory responsibilities which they say has resulted in unyielding distress.

Read full statement below

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By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana