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NPA introduces new export guidelines

In a bid to sanitize the petroleum downstream industry, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has since August this year begun the implementation of new export guidelines to clamp down on fuel smuggling in the country. Addressing participants at the ongoing Oil Trading and Logistics Downstream Week in Lagos, Nigeria, Chief Executive Officer of NPA, Alhassan Tampuli said export companies were ...

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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 ...

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State officials are extorting money from us – LPG Marketers

Vice Chairman of the LPG Marketers Association, Gabriel Kumi, has said their decision to suspend operations nationwide, is to protest what they consider as unfair treatment by authorities. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Kumi alleged that, some state officials, including assembly members, have been extorting money from LPG Marketers across the country, since the deadly Atomic Gas explosion, ...

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LPG marketers threaten suit over cylinder re-circulation policy

The leadership of the LPG Marketing Companies Association has indicated that its members are agitated over cabinet’s decision directing the implementation of the gas cylinder re-circulation policy within a year; and the suspension of construction work on newly built fuel stations. According to the leadership, the directive has whipped up public sentiment against their members and increased their risk of ...

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Gas leak at La Marwako Restaurant, dozens evacuated

Dozens of staff of the La branch of Marwako Restaurant, have been evacuated following a reported gas leakage at the facility. Workers at a Total and a Goil fuel station nearby have also been evacuated. Citi News has gathered that personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) are currently at the scene helping to avert an explosion. According to the ...

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Fire Service to supervise gas offloading processes

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) is introducing a new regulation to ensure that fire personnel are present to supervise the process of offloading Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), at various dispensing points. The new regulation is part of the Service’s grand plan to prevent or reduce the incidents of gas explosions especially during the process of offloading the product from ...

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Gas station explodes at Atomic junction 

A gas station at Atomic Junction in Accra is currently in flames. Citi News gathered that, the gas station, located close to a Total fuel station at Atomic First, exploded before the fuel station later caught  fire. Citi News’ Richard Dela Sky who is currently around the scene reported that “it is really terrifying.” “I can hear piercing sound of gas ...

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Gas safety campaign kicks off in Central Region

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has launched a door-to-door Gas Safety Campaign in the Central Region, aimed at sensitising liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) retailers and users on safe dispensing and use of the product. The campaign seeks to reduce gas explosions and LPG related fire outbreaks across the country. The launch was officially announced by the Acting Chief Executive of ...

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Gas tanker drivers welcome withdrawal of new LGP policy

The Gas Tankers Drivers Association, has welcomed the decision of the government to withdraw the draft national LGP policy. This follows the suspension of a planned demonstration against the government over the  decision to allow Puma Energy to become the sole supplier of gas. Bernard Oweredu Donkor, the Public Relations Officer of the gas Tankers Drivers Association has stated that ...

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Takoradi explosion: GHUMCO workers bemoan lax internal safety standards

Some workers of the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company Limited (GHUMCO), the epicenter of Tuesday’s explosion, have said that they have had to work in the Chinese-operated company without Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). GHUMCo manufactures metallic cooking utensils and household items, and gas is an essential material in their line of work. However, no prescribed PPEs are given to the ...

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