Total Ghana has introduced a new device to check fuel adulteration.
According to the Oil Marketing Company, which is the fifth largest publicly-traded integrated international Oil and Gas Company in the world with presence in over 100 countries, the device will ensure quality petroleum products are sold to its customers at all its pump stations across the country.
[contextly_sidebar id=”cYNn98h9PG4HylCZEzSxjcN7BMtejcW0″]Despite the launch of the Petroleum Products Marking Scheme (PPMS), by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) in 2014 to combat fuel adulteration and cross-border smuggling of petroleum products, fuel adulteration still remains a huge challenge to both industry players and regulators.
According to the NPA adulteration of transport fuel, leads to economic losses, deterioration of engines, failure of vehicle components and safety problems.
It can also cause health problems directly in the form of increased emissions of harmful pollutants that affects the quality of air.
Speaking to Citi Business News, MD of Total Ghana, Olivier Van-Parys, said his outfit is working to ensure that petroleum products from Total are of the best quality.
‘‘It is a point that we are very concerned with because we want to award our customers with the best product. So we have put in place a number of controls at the various stations. We have a specific device and we are the only OMC’s who poses that device. We have two quality vans which are permanently checking products in stations. Those quality vans are like mini lab and they take samples of products, analyze them as per the specifications’. He said.
‘‘I am convinced that we have enough measures put in place to avoid these issues in a total filling station, he added.
The MD of Total Ghana, Olivier Van-Parys, Spoke to Citi Business News at the sidelines of the 2015 transporters and drivers awards ceremony in Accra.
The award ceremony seeks to recognize transporters and drivers who seek safety first when using the roads.
Managing Director of Total Ghana, Olivier Van-Parys said ‘it is important we continue to progress in safety because we transport a product which is quite dangerous. Aside that, we are covering a huge number of kilometers as well’’.
The Best Transport CEO of the year went to Edward Yaw Frimpong, while the driver of the year was awarded to Eugene Twum of Spendhall Limited.
The Vigilant transport officer of the year was taken by Peter Yamboringa whiles the best transport safety company of the year was awarded to Spendhill Limited.
TPGL has been operating in Ghana for more than 50 years, TOTAL is well represented in all the ten regions in the country with strategic locations in major cities and towns.
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana