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LPG operators withdraw from cylinder re-circulation policy talks

The Ghana LPG Operators Association (GLiPGOA) has withdrawn from the ongoing consultative meetings ahead of the implementation of the Cylinder Recirculation Policy. In a letter to the Energy Ministry and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), the Association said it withdrew its membership from the Committee because it felt sidelined during the meetings. In a statement signed by the Association’s President, Torgbui ...

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Fuel price increase just 1.08% – NPA condemns demo

The National Petroleum Authority [NPA], has described the expected demonstration in protest of price increases in petroleum products, as being in bad faith and misleading to the public. The NPA, in a statement, said it was of the “considered view that the reasons for the intended demonstration are anything but noble” given the interventions it has been making. These interventions have seen ...

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Fuel prices go up by 4% despite NPA’s assurances – COPEC

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, Ghana (COPEC), has raised concern with the latest increase in fuel prices despite the National Petroleum Authority’s (NPA) assurances that prices would remain fairly stable for the month of January. In a statement, COPEC said it checks had revealed that there has been a 4 percent increase in fuel prices at some pumps. “Fuel prices ...

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NPA honoured for clean fuel initiative at 2017 Oil & Gas awards

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) was last Friday night, lauded by organizers of the Oil and Gas Awards for its continued commitment to policy initiatives which positively contribute to improving air quality in the country. The Authority’s introduction of sulphur diesel to the market has positively impacted the health conditions of more than 3 million residents in Accra and across the ...

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Restructure premix distribution to serve fishermen – Kwabena Donkor

Former Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, has called for the restructuring of the premix fuel distribution strategy following the massive premix fuel diversion uncovered by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA). Commenting on the scandal to Citi News, Dr. Donkor said the NPA was not proactive enough in dealing with initial reports of the diversion. The Pru East MP said the ...

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Premix diversion: I don’t have tracking system; NPA must arrest – Minister

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has said the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) is in a better position to act on the widespread diversion of premix fuel. According to her, the ministry does not have a tracking system to identify culprits hence the NPA, which has a system to track such happenings “must take action.” “They have the ...

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Some officials should’ve been fired for Atomic explosion – Lawyer

Given the loss of lives in the Atomic Junction explosion, a legal practitioner, Rainer Akumperigya, believes there should have been some resignations or sackings coming from the institutions mandated by law with supervisory responsibility. “My guess is that, if you want to demonstrate how reprehensive morally this thing is, you would want to resign. That is one way of showing ...

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NPA justifies decision to halt construction of new fuel stations

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli, has defended Cabinet’s new directives intended to curb fuel explosions in the country. His comment is in reaction to a caution by former Minister for Environment, Science Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga, who suggested that, Cabinet’s decision to suspend the construction of ongoing gas and petrol/diesel stations, is ...

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Calls for NPA CEO’s dismissal misplaced – Senyo Hosi

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), Senyo Hosi, has cautioned against calls for the removal of Chief Executive of National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Alhassan Tampuli. He stressed that ever since assuming office, Tampuli took proactive steps to address safety challenges in the sector head on. Speaking to The Finder, he recalled that one ...

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We won’t apologize over fuel price hikes – NPA replies Minority

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli, has said that government has not failed in its promise to remove fuel taxes, hence cannot render an apology to citizens in that regard. According to him, the government has barely spent 10 months in office and therefore cannot be said to have failed in honouring the promise of ...

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