The National Petroleum Authority

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The National Petroleum Authority was established by an Act of Parliament (NPA Act 2005, ACT 691) to regulate the petroleum downstream industry in Ghana. As a Regulator, the Authority ensures that the industry remains efficient, profitable, fair, and at the same time, ensuring that consumers receive value for money.

The petroleum downstream in Ghana encompasses all activities involved in the importation and refining of crude oil as well as the sale, marketing and distribution of refined petroleum products in the country. The various commercial activities of the industry include: importation, exportation, re-exportation, shipment, transportation, processing, refining, storage, distribution, marketing and sale of petroleum products.

The industry is one of the key sub-sectors and a major contributor to Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
It currently boasts of over 5,000 service providers and an annual sales value of about GHS12 billion (US$4.01billion) according to 2014 estimates, which is about 10% of the country’s GDP. The industry works closely with International suppliers like BP, Glencore, Vitol, Trafigura etc, to supply about 80% of petroleum products currently consumed in the country.

Since the establishment of the National Petroleum Authority in 2005, the Authority has supervised the acceleration of the petroleum downstream deregulation process by facilitating the removal of restrictions on the establishment and operations of facilities, and importation of crude oil and petroleum products.

In June 2015, the Authority successfully implemented the final phase of the deregulation process, which is Price Liberalization. This process involves a full decontrol of prices of petroleum products from government. Private importers, distributors and retailers are empowered to set ex-refinery and ex-pump prices with no intervention from government.

The Ghana petroleum downstream industry boasts of over 1 million MT worth of a state-of-the-art storage infrastructure. Due to the positioning of Ghana along the coast of West Africa, as well as the country’s democratic credentials, security and stability, the downstream industry is well placed to efficiently store strategic stocks of petroleum products as well as serve as a reliable point for exportation into the neighbouring land locked countries. This is evident in the increasing rate of exportation of petroleum products out of the country.

NPA Vision
To be a Catalyst for Economic Transformation and Growth.

NPA Mission
To Regulate, Oversee and Monitor the Petroleum Downstream Industry in Ghana for Efficiency, Growth and Stakeholder Satisfaction.

Core Values
INTEGRITY
Firmness and honesty in the all operational activities. Good work ethics, absence of   corruption, loyalty, sincerity and truthfulness

TRANSPARENCY
Openness in all decision making process and action thereon.

EXCELLENCE
Strive to execute duties with the highest degree of accuracy and encourage others to do likewise.

EMPOWERMENT
Personal interest in acquiring the necessary skills and ability necessary to make appropriate decisions, improve service delivery and performance.

24/7 Support

Initiate and conduct investigations into standards of quality of petroleum products offered to consumers.

Expert Analysis

Conduct studies relating to the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the downstream industry.

100% Satisfaction

Protect the interests of consumers and Petroleum Service Providers (PSPs).

Certified Company

Grant licenses to applicants under the Act establising the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).

Our Technical Departments

Licensing

The Licensing Department has the core mandate of granting licences and permits to Petroleum Service Providers (PSPs) in the Petroleum Downstream Industry.

IM & HSSE

The Department monitors the design, construction of prtroleum infrastructure and operations of PSPs. It focuses on standards and Health, Safety and Environmental issues.

UPPF

The UPPF ensures that petroleum products are transported throughout the country in a manner that is simple, effective and inexpensive to operate administratively.

Quality Assurance

It is responsible for checking and controlling malpractices that result in loss of government revenue and a secondary effect of interference with product quality.

PPR

The PPR Department monitors the supply and consumption of petroleum products around the country to ensure that there are adequate stocks to meet the needs of the country.

Midstream

The Midstream Department handles all activities in the operations of natural gas, which stems from processing, storage, through transmission to distribution.

Lead Members

Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid

Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid

Chief Executive
Esther Anku

Esther Anku

Director, IM & HSSE
Daniel A. Addo

Daniel A. Addo

Director, Finance
Kodwo Abbiw Jackson

Kodwo Abbiw Jackson

Director, HR & Admin
Samuel Asare-Bediako

Samuel Asare-Bediako

UPPF Coordinator
Alpha Welbeck

Alpha Welbeck

Director, PPR
Theophilus Mohenu

Theophilus Mohenu

Director, Quality Assurance
Jacob Amuah

Jacob Amuah

Director, Policy Coordination
Benjamin Agyare

Benjamin Agyare

Director, Licensing
Hawa Tejansie Ajei

Hawa Tejansie Ajei

Director, Legal
Sheila Abiemo

Sheila Abiemo

Director Projects, M & E
Maria Edith Oquaye

Maria Edith Oquaye

Director, Corporate Affairs
Akua Ntiwaa Kwakye

Akua Ntiwaa Kwakye

Director, Midstream
Haruna M. Kamel

Haruna M. Kamel

Sec. & Int. Coordinator
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