The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) in collaboration with the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has initiated steps to review the national standards for gasoline.
The initiative, announced by the Corporate Affairs Directorate of NPA, is to modify the maximum allowable manganese levels in regular and premium gasoline grades.
The revision proposes a reduction from 18mg/l to 6mg/l for regular gasoline and from 18mg/l to 2mg/l for premium gasoline.
Responding to complaints from petroleum product consumers regarding diminished vehicle performance linked to fuel purchased at some retail stations in Ghana, the NPA has directed that all new gasoline imports adhere to the proposed manganese standards during the review process.
While emphasizing that all fuel currently consumed in the country complies with national standards set by the GSA, the NPA’s statement also highlighted the increased levels of manganese in recent fuel imports.