The Ghana Nationwide Gas Enterprise Limited has refuted statements that the Liquified Petroleum Gasoline (LPG) being created from its Atuabo Gas Plant is as well large in propane, contaminated, and of reduced high quality.
This follows a assertion made by Mr Duncan Amoah, Govt Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum People (COPEC), that the recent items ended up contaminated and could trigger hearth.
However, in an formal statement, signed by Mr Ernest Koﬁ Owusu-Bempah Bonsu, Head, Corporate Communications of Ghana Fuel Enterprise, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Friday, claimed as a major producer and marketer of domestic LPG, the Enterprise had usually ensured that the quality of LPG and the requirements for top quality resolve had been in alignment with both equally area and global standards.
“LPG developed from the Atuabo Gasoline Plant is from a wealthy and sweet feedstock with negligible or trace quantities of unwanted compounds,” the assertion emphasised.
It stated that LPG was a fuel combination mostly manufactured up of Propane and Butane, including that, the presence of propane in LPG amongst several other constituents, contributed to the vapour tension, density and the caloriﬁc worth.
The common vapour stress of the Ghana Gas LPG around the final 6 months, it mentioned, was 7.46kg/cmz, which was very well below the 9.5kg/c1n2, necessary by the Ghana Expectations Authority.
“It is instructive to note that the lower vapour tension demonstrates a stable product or service with reduced volatility, ” it stated.
“We have continually marketed LPG of extraordinary efficiency and of the highest high quality even though guaranteeing that the propane content is always within the satisfactory speciﬁcations of the Ghana Specifications Authority (GSA) and National Petroleum Authority (NPA) requirements”.
It claimed due to the natural odorless and colourless nature of LPG, an odorant was extra to it to allow its detection each time there was a leakage or fugitive emission.
“Thus an odorant is only added as a protection measure,” it stated.
Touching on the LPG pricing, the statement explained the mechanism for LPG developed by the Ghana Gas at the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant was derived from the Nationwide Petroleum Authority‘s (NPA’S) bi-weekly market place-pushed Argus Butane ARA/United kingdom big cargo value index.
This, it claimed, delivered the guideline for the commodity part of imported LPG, incorporating that the non-commodity charges had been outside the Company’s domain.
“The Bi-Weekly pricing comprises two pricing home windows for each thirty day period. The first pricing window for any current thirty day period references the Argus Butane CIF ARA cargoes price tag assessment for the time period in between the 12th and 26th of the earlier thirty day period.
“The 2nd pricing window references the Argus Butane CIF ARA cargoes rate assessment from 27th of the former to the 11th of the recent month,” it reported.
The assertion said the company was mindful of its strategic purpose and influence on the downstream LPG marketplace, introducing that, “Unlike other suppliers of LPG who increase the producer’s top quality to the benchmark pricing, the Administration of Ghana Gas, as a make any difference of responsiveness to the Ghanaian people, determined not to include a premium on the benchmark FOB cost.”