NPA rolls out 50% of buffer stock cylinders to support LPGMCs in a pilot programme


The LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana (LPGMCs) will be supported with 50 percent of their buffer stock cylinders to help with piloting the Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM), the  NPA Chief Executive-National Petroleum Authority, Alhassan Tampuli, has said

The Authority has so far committed more than 40,000 branded and fit for purpose cylinders toward the programme, which has so far been launched in Kade in the Eastern Region, Yendi in the Northern Region and Obuasi in the Ashanti Region. The latest addition is Jomoro in the Western Region.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Tampuli said the shortage of gas cylinders where the pilots have so far been held shows the general public’s commitment to embracing the policy. He reiterated earlier calls to see the policy through despite any potential setbacks.

“Let me assure you that the National Petroleum Authority is poised to deal with possible challenges that may arise from the implementation policy.”

On recent agitation by some industry players for them to halt the exercise, Mr. Tampuli said their concerns have been taken and will be factored into the existing working document.

He said a total of 3,983 cylinders have been procured for Jomoro alone to augment the cylinders posted to the region.

“Already in your homes,” he says, “All you need to do is to pick up your empty cylinder, walk to the gas station, and exchange it for a filled cylinder.

“They are in different sizes ranging from 3kg, 6kg and 14kg; so it doesn’t matter the size of cylinder you have, your needs are catered for in this CRM pilot exercise. The procured cylinders are currently being branded in the colours and logo of the LPG”


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