The Ghana National Gas Company has dismissed claims by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), a consumer advocacy group in the Republic of Ghana, that the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) supplied by the company for the local market is of lower quality.
Executive Secretary of COPEC, Duncan Amoah, in an interview with some media houses in Ghana, claimed that the LPG processed from the West African nation’s gas company is contaminated.
He, therefore, cautioned that the situation could cause explosion if not checked.
However, Ghana Gas, in a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications, Ernest Kofi Owusu-Bempah Bonsu rejected COPEC’s assertion.
“Mr Duncan Amoah asserted that Atuabo LPG is quite high in propane without providing standard measure of ‘high’. This statement is mischievous. LPG is a gas mixture mainly made up of propane and butane. The presence of propane in LPG amongst many other constituents contributes to the vapour pressure, density and calorific value of the LPG.
“As a leding producer and marketer of domestic LPG, Ghana Gas ensures the quality of LPG and the standards for quality determination of LPG are in alignment with both local and international standards. The average vapour pressure of the Ghana Gas LPG over the last six months is 7.46kg/cm, which is well below the 9.5kg/cm required by the Ghana Standards Authority,” the statement said.
It added that LPG produced from the Atuabo Gas plant is a rich and sweet feedstock with negligible/trace amounts of undeniable compounds.
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