The National Petroleum Authority has assured users of the liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) that there will be constant supply of the gas throughout the Christmas season.
The Authority explained that from now to Christmas, there will be no shortages in the supply of the gas.
This arrangement is a collaboration between the Ministry of Energy and Fuel trade, a bulk distribution company.
This declaration is certainly a relief to LPG users who have toiled for several weeks to fill their gas cylinders.
The National Petroleum Authority has so far delivered 1800 tonnes of LPG to Takoradi in the Western Region to complement the supply of the product in the area.
The authority expects a vessel to arrive soon to augment the quantity of gas in the country and this according to the Public Relations Director, Yaro Kassambata, will curb the perennial shortages in the supply of the product.
He recounted: ?For this one, the moment the vessel arrives and the truck is well-positioned, it will receive the gas and take it to town. And so we?re looking to do this every week or maximum on a bi-weekly basis to ensure that we can put onto the market more LPG than the consumer even need, so you can eliminate the backlog of supply and resume the normal consumption rate.?
Mr. Kassambata also explained that the long-term goal of the Authority is to complete work on two gantries with storage facilities at Tema to increase the production of the gas on daily basis.
?We?re hoping to complete this by the end of the first quarter next year with the Ghana Gas Company also promising to complete their work by the end of the year. So more gas for consumers because the challenges would not exist in a couple of months? he said.
The Aboadze thermal plant at Takoradi is also expected to produce 1800 to 2000 metric tonnes of Liquified Petroleum Gas.