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Private firms barred from lifting BOST’s contaminated fuel – Agyarko

Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has told Parliament that no individual is now allowed to lift contaminated oil from Ghana’s Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST). This, he said, is part of interim measures to prevent the supply of contaminated fuel onto the Market following the BOST scandal where some 5 million liters of the contaminated fuel, was wrongly sold to ...

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Major players in BOST contaminated fuel saga [Infographic]

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) has been heavily criticized for selling 5 million litres of contaminated fuel to two unlicensed companies, Movepiina and Zup Oil, which were allegedly set up few days before the sale making Ghana lose about GHc 7 million in revenue. The Minister of Energy who tasked a committee to investigate the issue ...

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Contaminated fuel being sold on table-top in Ashaiman

There is looming danger in Ashaiman due to a rise in the sale of contaminated fuel openly on tables in the municipality. Some residents have raised safety concerns as well as the effects of such fuel on cars, motorbikes and other machines. This comes at a time when the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), is being accused of wrongfully selling ...

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Illegal fuel trade more costly than galamsey – Duncan Amoah

The Executive Director of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers of Ghana (COPEC), Duncan Amoah, has suggested that illegalities in the sale of contaminated fuel is more costly than illegal mining hence requires a strong political will and adequate resources to tackle it. According to him, Ghana lost about GH¢850 million in just one year as a result of the illegal fuel trade. Speaking ...

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‘Illegal’ firms harbouring BOST’s contaminated fuel at Tema – COPEC

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers of Ghana (COPEC), has alleged that some illegal fuel dealers are harbouring the supposed contaminated fuel belonging to the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) in Tema and Kpone in the Greater Accra Region. Following the public uproar over BOST’s sale of 5 million litres of contaminated fuel to two unlicensed companies, Movepiina ...

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Oil sector ‘mafia’ covering up contaminated fuel saga – Duncan Amoah

Some powerful state actors are involved in the recent $5 million litres contaminated fuel are working vigorously to cover the rot at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST). That is the conviction of the Executive Director of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers of Ghana (COPEC), Duncan Amoah. According to him, the development is being shielded by a ‘mafia’ who ...

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BOST, NPA, others sued over contaminated fuel saga

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) and the National Petroleum Authority have been dragged to court over the contaminated fuel saga. The Managing Director of BOST, Alfred Obeng, Movenpinaa Energy, Zupoil and MacWest have all been joined to the suit filed by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) called Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa. BOST had been widely lambasted for selling ...

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Investigate BOST scandal again – IMANI tells Nana Addo

Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, has called on the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to initiate fresh investigations into the sale of some 5 million liters of contaminated fuel at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST). According to IMANI, the report by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) clearing BOST of any wrongdoing as announced by the Minister ...

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Gov’t’s handling of BOST scandal insulting – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has described as insulting, government’s handling of the BOST fuel contamination saga. They contend that, the BNI and the Energy Ministry are engaged in a collusion to cover up the alleged rot to save the Managing Director, Alfred Obeng. The comments follow Thursday’s press conference by the Energy Ministry absolving the Managing Director and the company ...

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Gov’t, BNI covering up contaminated fuel saga – Minority

The Minority has accused the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) of an intent to cover up the alleged rot at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) in the sale of some 5 million litres of contaminated fuel. Reports are emerging that the BNI has taken over the probe of the matter from the committee set by the Energy Ministry, and ...

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