The Ministry of Energy has initiated steps to investigate the purported release of five million litres of contaminated fuel onto the market by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST).
A statement released Wednesday and signed by the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko said the Ministry is in the process of setting up an eight-member investigate committee into the matter.
The terms of reference of the Committee are to;
1. Determine the circumstances that created the off-spec product
2.Review the procedures undertaken by BOST to evacuate the product
3. Ascertain the quality and remaining quantity of the product
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4. Determine if the product can be corrected, if not determine the alternative use for the product
5. Review the transaction
According to the statement, the committee is expected to advise the Energy Ministry on the necessary technical, administrative and legal actions to be taken.
The members of the committee include the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
The rest are the Chamber of Bulk oil Distributors, Association of Oil Marketing Companies, Energy Commission and a representative from the relevant Civil Society Organizations.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has assured the general public that it is determined to ensure that the integrity of the quality of petroleum products supplied in the country is protected.