Contaminated Fuel Gov’t to launch investigation into contaminated fuel saga

This follows reports that BOST sold contaminated fuel to a private trading company Movenpiina which supposedly ended up at filling stations and in car engines.

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The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will soon conduct tests to determine whether contaminated fuel sold sold by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) was on the open market for sale.

This follows reports that BOST sold contaminated fuel to a private trading company Movenpiina which supposedly ended up at filling stations and in car engines.

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This transaction has led to the loss of around Gh¢14 million by the State.

Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) and the African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) over the decision have called for an investigation into the matter.

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The NPA says it has obtained samples of the suspected contaminated fuel from tank farms belonging to BOST on the Accra Plains.

Samples from eight tankers on the premises of Zup Oil-the depot where the oil is to be discharged have also been extracted for testing to confirm whether the contaminated product is intact.

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