The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has assured that all fuel consumed in the country meets the national standards for fuel specification by the Ghana Standards Authority.
Some Ghanaians had recently taken to social media to register their displeasure over the frequent changing of their spark plugs in their vehicle due to what they suspect to be low quality fuel in the market.
The development according to them, is taking a huge toll on their finances, as they have had to change spark plugs in less than a month.
However, a statement issued by the NPA on Wednesday (15 November), said it is committed to protecting the interest of consumers.
“The National Petroleum Authority has received complaints from some petroleum product consumers about the reduced performance of their vehicles which they attribute to fuel that they have purchased at some retail stations in Ghana.
“… That all fuel consumed in the country meets the national standards for fuel specification by the Ghana Standards Authority.”
“The Ghana motor gasoline standard (GS140:2022) allows for some level of trace metals such as manganese up to 18 milligrams per litre(mg/l),” the NPA statement said.
Below is the full statement: