Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gas shortage hits Accra again

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An acute Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) shortage has hit Accra and other parts of the country forcing consumers to return home with empty cylinders.

Among the worst affected are taxi drivers and food vendors who also depend hugely on the product for their businesses.

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has however assured that the shortage will end soon because Ghana will take delivery of gas from today.

The Public Relations Officer of the NPA Yaro Kasambata said the gas will be distributed immediately when it arrives at the Tema Oil Refinery and Takoradi Ports.

“…we expect that the supply situation into the system should begin to pick up this morning going up to the close of the day. From tomorrow, the Tema Oil Refinery would also put 3,000 metric tonnes of LPG into the system.”

He said the NPA “between the  6th and the 7th, October, expects a much bigger cargo of LPG to discharge into the storage of fuel train with  another LPG supply point in Tema”

According to him, the measures the NPA is taking will “boost the supplies within the course of the week”
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“The consumer should be rest assured that this is not one of the past experiences we have had with LPG, this will be surmounted within the next couple of days and supply will return to normal,” Mr. Kasambata added.

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