Energy Ministry sets up committee to investigate BOST contaminated oil saga


    The Energy Ministry has set up an eight (8) member committee to investigate the alleged release of contaminated fuel from the Bulk Oil Storage (BOST) unto the market.

    The Ministry announced in a statement signed by the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko and copied to GhanaNewsPage.Com.

    The committee will be made up of representatives of:

     National Petroleum Authority (NPA)

     Tema oil Refinery (TOR)

     Ghana Standards Authority (GSA)

     Bureau of National Investigations

     Chamber of Bulk oil Distributors

     Association of Oil Marketing Companies

     Energy Commission

     A representative from the relevant Civil Society Organizations

    They will be mandated to advise the Ministry on the necessary technical, administrative and legal actions to be taken.

    The terms of reference of the committee, the statement said would be to:

    1.Determine the circumstances that created the off-spec product

    1. Review the procedures undertaken by BOST to evacuate the product
    2. Ascertain the quality and remaining quantity of the product
    3. Determine if the product can be corrected, if not determine the alternative use for the product
    4. Review the transaction


    Source: GhanaNewsPage.Com