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Fuel quantity check: We’re not usurping powers of state authorities – COPEC

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers says it is not usurping the powers of regulatory agencies within the petroleum sector with its Fuel Quantity Checks (FQC) exercise.

COPEC, a civil society organization that represents the interests of petroleum consumers, said it believes it has the right to assess the quantity of fuel Ghanaians are served with if there are reasonable suspicions.

The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC) in a statement last week challenged the exercise being conducted by COPEC.

COPEC in a statement argued that the concerns of AOMC are “misplaced, unnecessary and smacks of an attempt to cover up for the few bad nuts engaged in the cheating Ghanaian fuel consumers.”

COPEC explained that the exercise was only to gather quality data and forward its report to the appropriate authorities for action.

COPEC also insisted that its exercise does not involve the imposition of regulatory sanctions, procedures or shutting down of Service stations who appear to clearly flout or adhere to the appropriate dispensing levels set by the Ghana Standards Authority.


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