A fire outbreak occurred on Friday, September 29, 2023 morning at the Quantum LPG booster station around the VALCO roundabout in Tema in the Republic of Ghana.
However, the timely intervention of firefighters from the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) supported by the Ghana National Fire Service prevented the fire from spreading.
There were earlier reports on social media that the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) pipeline infrastructure had been in flames, but energynewsafrica.com can confirm that the fire outbreak did not occur on TOR’s pipeline.
It is not clear what caused the fire outbreak, but this portal understands that the fire occurred when there was an LPG vessel discharging LPG from the Oil Jetty by-passed through the Quantum booster station to TOR on behalf of Fueltrade.
Speaking to this portal about the incident, Matilda Adjoah Frempah, PRO of Tema Oil Refinery, confirmed that the fire did not occur at the Tema Oil Refinery terminal.
She urged the public to disregard reports that the incident occurred at the TOR terminal.
She told this portal that the fire officers managed to bring the fire under control and, therefore, urged the public to stay calm.
Checks by this portal indicate that Bulk Road Vehicles (BRVs) are in the refinery and loading products, indicating that the incident did not affect the operations of the refinery.