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W/Region: Gas tanker explosion kills two at Baku

Two persons have died from a gas tanker explosion at Baku, a community near the Atuabo Gas Processing plant in the Western Region. Two others are said to have suffered various degrees of injury, and are receiving treatment at the Ekwe Hospital. The gas tanker was en-route to the Atuabo Gas processing plant site from Takoradi when the driver noticed ...

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7 stories that got Western Region talking in 2017

Throughout the year 2017, not much was heard from the Western Region. However, the few events that happened got quite a good number of the over two million population talking. Nzema chiefs reject Dr. Ben Asante as Ghana Gas CEO Just when people were about drawing down the curtain on the excitement of NPP’s victory in the 2016 election,  and ...

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Over 100 LPG stations fail NPA test, 71 closed down

Out of 276 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling stations inspected so far, 108 have been found not to be in full compliance with all regulatory and technical requirements. Consequently, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) closed down 71 filling stations due to non-compliance with some regulatory and technical requirements. However, 26 of the filling stations closed down have been re-opened after ...

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Tema: Children shun school park for fear of gas explosion

Some school children at Tema International and the Tema Ridge schools, have refused to play on their schools’ parks because they are close to a Liquefied Petroleum Gas station that shares a wall with the school. The school children are afraid to go to the park to participate in Physical training, due to the T-Terkpor Gas Filling Station. The T-Tekpor Gas station, which shares ...

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Fire Service averts gas explosion at Achimota

A prompt response from the Ghana National Fire Service averted another likely gas explosion in Achimota over the weekend. The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Fire Service, Prince Billy Anaglatey, told Citi News firemen immediately rushed to the scene when they received information there was fire in the engine compartment of a gas tanker. “We had a call that ...

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LPG distributors threaten strike over cylinder re-circulation policy

Citi News has learnt that LPG distributors in the country may suspend their services soon. This is to protest government’s decision to implement the cylinder re-circulation module, which was proposed by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to ensure that LPG filling points are sited out of densely populated areas and commercial centres. These plants will procure, brand, maintain and fill ...

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Supervising fuel stations a waste of Firemen’s time – Wereko-Brobby

Policy analyst, Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby, has criticized a plan by the Ghana National Fire Service to deploy personnel to fuel stations to supervise the delivery of fuel. In his view, this only amounts to “wasting a fire man’s time.” Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Wereko-Brobby said,” I don’t really see that we need to go and deploy fire service people ...

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Suspending construction of fuel stations ‘illegal’ – Ayariga warns

A former Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Mahama Ayariga, believes government may be infringing on the rights of some fuel distributors following a directive by the President,  halting the construction of petrol/diesel and LPG filling points until further notice. The order formed part of nine directives from a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, which saw the introduction of nine safety measures to ensure sanity within ...

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Cabinet’s 9 ‘tough’ decisions to curb fuel explosions

A Cabinet meeting on Thursday saw the introduction of nine safety measures to ensure sanity within the fuel distribution chain nationwide, and ostensibly to curb explosions. These safety measures are aside President Nana Akufo-Addo ordering the implementation of the Cylinder Re-circulation Model of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution. Key are among these measures is the impending closure of high-risk fuel stations across ...

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Construction of new fuel stations halted by gov’t

In the wake of the Atomic Junction gas explosion, the construction of petrol/diesel and LPG filling points, is to cease immediately until further notice, the government has stated. This directive formed part of nine safety measures outlined by the Presidency after a cabinet meeting on Thursday. A statement from the government noted that, President Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered the “immediate cessation, until further notice, ...

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