National Petroleum Authority (NPA) in the Volta region has locked up the tank and dispensers of Radiance Filling Station in Ho to begin investigations into a suspected contaminated diesel.
According to Volta Regional Manager of NPA, Rasheed Dauda, a customer reported of possible contaminated product after filling his tank at a Radiance filling station, which made the vehicle immobile.
He said officials of the NPA were dispatched to the site to secure samples and seal the affected dispensers and tanks at the radiance filling station to assist in its investigations after the affected customer had filled complaint forms.
Rasheed Dauda said preliminary investigations would be undertaken at its laboratory in Ho with other segments going for forensic audit either at the Ghana Standards Authority or Tema Oil Refinery.
He added that, the NPA was mandated by ACT 691 to regulate petroleum products at the downstream sector and that his outfit was monitoring all of the 20 Ho Municipal retail outlets intermittently.
Furthermore, the regional manager of NPA disclosed to the media that, if the product turned out contaminated, NPA’s remedial action would be for radiance filling station to fix the affected vehicle and compensate the customer.
And also, if the status of the product is said to be diluted, a fresh quality product would be added to the contaminated product to restore it to standards or the entire product taken out, when test proved positive for contamination.