NPA to shut down more LPG stations –Tampuli

Share this storyShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli, has reiterated the Authority’s commitment to ensure Liquefied Petroleum Gas [LPG] refill stations which fail to adhere to safety standards at their operation sites are shutdown, as it intensifies its monitoring and inspection exercise.

The Authority has in the past been accused by the public of doing little to ensure safety at the various stations, a situation suspected to be responsible for gas explosions in the past.

In October last year for example, five bystanders lost their lives after a tanker discharging gas exploded in what has become known as the Atomic Gas explosion near Madina, Accr

Though monitoring work has been ongoing before the incident, one of the indigenous stations in the country with 70 outlets across the country, said 600 LPG stations have so far been inspected across the country and are willing to finish the rest.

Mr. Tampuli, who was speaking at the rebranding of Frimps Oil, yesterday at Pokuase.

Meanwhile Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies, Kwaku Agyeman-Duah, called on the government to support local businesses to enable them expand in order to create jobs for the people.

On his part, Chief Executive Officer of Frimps Oil Rev Kwaku Frimpong assured the public of their commitment to serving them with integrity.

Ghana |