BOST saga: NPA assures motorists contaminated fuel not out on market

BOST saga: NPA assures motorists contaminated fuel not out on market

- The NPA has assured motorists that the contaminated fuel has not yet hit the market

- According to the acting CEO, the Authority was monitoring the situation

- He stated that reports of the fuel already in circulation were not accurate

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The five million litres of contaminated fuel that was sold to the Movepiina and Zup Oil have not yet hit the market, the National Petroleum Authority has assured.

BOST saga: NPA assures motorists contaminated fuel not out on market

Alhassan Tampuli

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The fuel which came from the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) was reportedly already being sold in some filling stations in the country.

Mr. Alhassan Tampuli, the acting Chief Executive Officer of the NPA said, while they were monitoring the situation at the authority, their investigations reveal the fuel is not yet in circulation.

He said the Authority wanted to reassure the public that reports of contaminated fuel already being sold were inaccurate, hence there was no need for panic.

So we want the general motoring public to be assured that there isn’t much to worry about, as it has now, as far as our monitoring is concerned, and our monitoring officers are on the ground, and at the right time if there is any new information that the public needs to know, we will let the public know,” Mr. Tampuli said on Accra FM.

It was earlier reported that BOST had approved the sale of contaminated fuel to Movepiina and Zup Oil , however, the NPA suspended the transaction.

This led to the recall of about 421,000 litres of the contaminated fuel already discharged.

Meanwhile, the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has constituted an eight-member committee to investigate the sale of over 5 million litres of contaminated fuel.

BOST saga: NPA assures motorists contaminated fuel not out on market

Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Education

In a statement released by the Sector Minister, the committee will review the procedures undertaken by BOST to evacuate the product and review the transaction.

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