The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Chief Executive, Hassan Tampuli, says the Authority is working hard to ensure petroleum products consumed by the public are of the highest quality, and the right steps will be taken to ensure they are not compromised.
Interacting with a delegation from Korea Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority (K-Petro) in Accra on Wednesday, Mr. Tampuli said improving the petroleum quality and distribution systems are critical to the operations in the downstream sector, and the right steps will also be taken to ensure service providers abide by the drive to improve service quality.
The delegation is in the country to explore partnership opportunities with the NPA, which will ensure the latter taps into the Korean company’s expertise in the areas of product quality, distribution and consumption.
Inspection and monitoring of petroleum products at various retail outlets has always been undertaken by inspectors from the NPA, but Mr. Tampuli said the exercise will be scaled up and he sees a partnership with K-Petro as an important part of that plan.
He said existing inspection of petroleum outlets will continue to be intensified, while encouraging the Oil Marketing Companies and other service providers in the sector to play their part.
Chief Executive of K-Petro Son Joo-Suk, who led his team to the NPA, expressed optimism that the partnership will redound to the benefit of consumers.
The agreement between the two parties means an opportunity to share technical expertise and improve ongoing fuel marking and testing systems.