The industry is one of the key sub-sectors and a major contributor to Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
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.
To be a Catalyst for Economic Transformation and Growth.
To Regulate, Oversee and Monitor the Petroleum Downstream Industry in Ghana for Efficiency, Growth and Stakeholder Satisfaction.
Firmness and honesty in the all operational activities. Good work ethics, absence of corruption, loyalty, sincerity and truthfulness
Openness in all decision making process and action thereon.
Strive to execute duties with the highest degree of accuracy and encourage others to do likewise.
Personal interest in acquiring the necessary skills and ability necessary to make appropriate decisions, improve service delivery and performance.
Initiate and conduct investigations into standards of quality of petroleum products offered to consumers.
Conduct studies relating to the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the downstream industry.
Protect the interests of consumers and Petroleum Service Providers (PSPs).
Grant licenses to applicants under the Act establising the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
Our Technical Departments
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.
The UPPF ensures that petroleum products are transported throughout the country in a manner that is simple, effective and inexpensive to operate administratively.
It is responsible for checking and controlling malpractices that result in loss of government revenue and a secondary effect of interference with product quality.
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.
The Midstream Department handles all activities in the operations of natural gas, which stems from processing, storage, through transmission to distribution.