The Ministry of Energy is currently locked in a meeting with the LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana and the National Petroleum Authority over the implementation of the gas cylinder re-circulation policy.
The three parties are said to be holding crunch meeting to enable them find ways in addressing the impasse between the LPG marketers and the regulator in relation to the implementation of the policy.
The LPG marketing companies are being pushed to the brink of extinction following the gas cylinder re-circulation policy, introduced by government as a measure to curtail the spate of explosions in the country .
LPG marketers are thus agitated over the implementation of the program billed to take off soon. The policy among other gas-related policies are being considered following the Atomic Junction Gas explosion that killed seven people and injured over 100 others.
Per the policy, all gas cylinders will be filled by cylinder bottling plants for onward delivery to retail outlets instead of the LPG outlets, to improve safety of LPG as well as increase access.
But according to the LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana, the decision by the NPA-led committee to phase out their role in the value chain despite their relevance as the major player in the industry is unfair.