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Ghana: GOIL launches modern auto gas stations nationwide

GOIL PLC has formally opened advanced auto gas stations at five specific locations across the nation, aligning with Ghana’s energy transition plan towards achieving a net-zero status.

The locations for these new auto gas stations encompass the Cape Coast by-pass in the Central Region, Goil Burma Camp Service Station and Kpeshie in the Greater Accra Region, Paco Gas in Takoradi (currently under construction) in the Western Region, and Kentinkrono in Kumasi within the Ashanti Region.

During the inauguration of the new gas stations in Accra, the CEO/MD of GOIL PLC, Kwame Osei-Prempeh, emphasized the company’s readiness to fulfill all supply chain prerequisites outlined by the NPA. To demonstrate this commitment, GOIL has erected two Cylinder Bottling Plants, one in Kumasi and another in Tema, in addition to establishing these five modern auto gas stations.

He went on to clarify that the chosen sites were carefully selected based on specific criteria, including securing approval from the Land Use & Spatial Planning Authority, adhering to the regulations set by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), ensuring profitability, and most importantly, guaranteeing that customers in various regions have access to modern and secure gas facilities.

“The modern autogas stations are designed according to current construction procedures and international safety standards. The technical experts used Gas Leakage Detection Alarms, Loading Arms, Sprinkler Systems, Automated and Emergency Shut-off Valves; coupled with underground LPG storage tanks fitted with standard equipment.

“The reason for this choice is to ensure the risk of LPG leaks with resultant fire accidents and explosions are reduced to the barest minimum. The modern autogas stations will reduce manual handling when opening and closing valves, which makes them a safer option for dispensing LPG into vehicles in Ghana,” Mr. Osei-Prempeh stated.

Additionally, discussions between GOIL’s Technical and Special Products Department and the NPA underscored the significance of including cylinder filling stations in the project. This step is vital to maintain the provision of safe cylinder filling services to GOIL’s LPG customers until a full implementation of the Customer Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM).

Mr. Osei-Prempeh added that commissioning the facilities will further strengthen and widen the company’s portfolio, and consolidate gains already made in the LPG business. “As an indigenous company, GOIL will continue to do its business in the national interest, and ensure that the interest and safety of our consumers always come first,” he stated.

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