The Leader Govt of the Nationwide Petroleum Authority (NPA), Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has indicated that petroleum carrier suppliers that delight in gasoline adulteration deprive customers of worth for cash on the stores  and likewise reason harm to engines of automobiles and equipment.

In step with him, gasoline adulteration will increase emission of destructive compounds such like Carbon dioxide, unstable natural compounds that impact air high quality and the surroundings.


Dr. Abdul-Hamid used to be addressing stakeholders at this 12 months’s Client Week Birthday party which used to be held below the theme: “Adulterated Fuels: A Threat To The Client And The Economic system,” in Ho of the Volta Area.


The NPA Boss mentioned the consequences pass a protracted option to impact the well being of the staff, harms the popularity of a gasoline store’s logo and price govt hundreds of thousands of Cedis in income each and every 12 months.


He averred that, the petroleum downstream trade has all the time been about putting the fitting stability between the trade avid gamers which can be petroleum carrier suppliers, and customers.


Dr Abdul-Hamid identified that, in up to the trade needs profitability, the patron needs worth for his or her cash therefore none of them should happen on the expense of the opposite.


“It is because of this that the regulator (NPA) used to be established to innovate and undertake methods to make certain that the trade stays environment friendly and successful however on the similar time customers obtain worth for cash,” he mentioned.


He wired alternatively that, gasoline adulteration is a world drawback and in Ghana, it’s been the problem to each the trade and regulators.


In step with the Leader Govt,  in a bid to take on the issue of petroleum product adulteration, cutting edge methods were followed, essentially aimed toward making improvements to upon the standard of petroleum merchandise to verify gasoline equipped at ultimate doling out retailers is of the fitting high quality specification to customers.


He mentioned, “A few of the key methods are the revision of running procedures within the importation, exportation, and manufacturing of fuels via petroleum carrier suppliers (PSPs) and the creation of Petroleum Product Marking Scheme (PPMS) and Bulk Highway Automobile (BRV) monitoring machine to make certain that merchandise are devoid of adulteration and meet the desired specification alongside the provision chain.”


He discussed that because of the stringent measures instituted, the retail outlet failure charge has lowered greatly from 32% as at 2013 to two.51% as at August, 2021.


“We’re poised to wipe out those 2.51% culprits nonetheless dishonest petroleum customers. That is why we’re right here as of late, to inform customers to report back to the NPA anytime there may be suspicion of the acquisition of infected gasoline.


There are rules that offer punitive sanctions reminiscent of fines, imprisonment, or each for the perpetrators of those gasoline high quality crimes,” he mentioned.


The Minister of Power, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh in a speech learn on his behalf prompt customers of petroleum merchandise to desist from purchasing from tabletop dealers.


“And to our drivers right here who like to shop for gasoline from our tabletop sellers; what is understood to be gao-gao, on this Municipality most likely as a result of its inexpensive than what’s offered on the filling station, please be aware that you’re moderately harmful your automobile engines and you are going to spend extra to mend your automobiles on the mechanic store than purchasing the standard merchandise from the gasoline stations,” he cautioned.



The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa mentioned the consequences of dangerous fuels are many and that  infected fuels reason engines to malfunction and are available at further value to the patron to revive broken engines.


Such fuels, he mentioned additionally generate poisonous fumes that pollute the air and are destructive to the well being of the folk.


In step with him, putting in such programme to stem the fad is welcome information.


He additionally mentioned {that a} segment of the petroleum trade that indulges in adulteration cheats the patron out of what they’re paying for, harms the popularity of a gasoline store’s logo and price govt hundreds of thousands of cedis in income each and every 12 months.


He inspired all stakeholders to not see the theme as a unmarried responsibility of the NPA however moderately embody it as a collective duty.


He charged all to record any suspicion of infected gasoline both on the pump or of their automobiles.


Dr. Archibald Letsa additionally recommended NPA for making a platform to interchange perspectives and train the petroleum client on petroleum merchandise utilization.


This Client Week is meant to be noticed annually to teach the general public at the petroleum merchandise utilization in addition to building up the information of the eating public at the rights and duties.

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