The Management of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company Limited has begun investigations into the fire outbreak at its Buipe tanker yard in the Savannah Region.
The inferno resulted in the destruction of four trucks; two of which were fully loaded with fuel.
The fire outbreak started late Friday evening and it took a combined force of depot technical staff and fire officers from the Damongo and Tamale Fire Stations to bring it under control at about 10pm.
In an official press statement signed by Marlick Adjei, Corporate Communication and External Affairs at BOST, it said the cause of the fire has not been detected yet, but said investigations have begun to ascertain the cause.
“We shall furnish the pubic with the details once the technical team completes the investigations.”
The statement revealed that the four Bulk Road Vehicles (BRVs), two of which were loaded with petroleum products, were considerably damaged.
The two trucks contained 36,000 liters of diesel (AGO) and 36,000 liters of petrol (PMS) respectively.
“At the current price of GHS5.41/liter, the value of the product lost is estimated at GHS194, 760.00,” the statement said.
It added that, though a sizable volume of products loaded for OMCs were destroyed in the incident, product supply in the northern regions and the general operations of BOST as a company would not be negatively affected.
“We wish to assure the general public that our strategic fuel stocks for the northern
regions and Ghana as a whole are intact,” it said.