Ban on construction of new LPG stations lifted after five years

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The Ghana government after five (5) years has lifted the ban imposed on the construction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) stations.

After some days of an ongoing strike by the Tanker Drivers and LPG Marketing Companies over the issue, the decision arrived at Cabinet’s thirty-fifth (35th) sitting held on Wednesday, August 3.

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) in a statement said, “Cabinet has granted a special dispensation to allow the completion of the construction of stranded LPG stations across the country”.

Also, the authority has asked all LPG Companies and Oil Marketing Companies to begin processes for the approval of the decision.

All OMCs/LPGMCs who were affected by the directive are being requested to resubmit their applications to the right authorities.

Moreover, the Ghana National Tanker Drivers Association also complained about the working conditions treatment of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company.

Another concern raised by the drivers was the seals and tracking devices that check the integrity of fuel in the transportation process.

On Monday, August 1, the tanker drivers association including gas stations began a strike leaving consumers who wanted to purchase LPG both for business and domestic use helpless.

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