Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli, has stated that improving petroleum quality and distribution systems are critical to operations in the downstream sector.
The Authority, he said, is therefore working to ensure petroleum products for the consuming public are of the highest quality and stressed steps are being taken to ensure this initiative is not comprised.
Mr. Tampuli disclosed this Wednesday afternoon during an interaction with a delegation from Korea Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority (K-Petro) in Accra.
The right steps, he said, will 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 expertise of the Korean company in the areas of product quality, distribution and consumption.
Mr. Tampuli said, “Inspection and monitoring of petroleum products at various retail outlets have always been undertaken by inspectors from the NPA.”
“But the exercise will be scaled up, seeing that partnership with K-Petro is an important part of that plan.”
According to him, existing inspection of petroleum outlets will continue to be intensified and encouraged 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 inure to the benefit of the consumer.
The agreement between the two parties, he said, is an opportunity to share technical expertise, improve ongoing fuel marking and testing systems.