OIL Marketing Companies (OMCs) have been advised to comply with environmental best practices and laws regulating their operations.
Mr. Ben Dagadu, Deputy Minister of Petroleum, who made the call at the inauguration of the expanded and upgraded Shell service station at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra yesterday, said compliance to best practices and regulations prevents damage to the environment and property.
“In recent times, the location of some fuel stations has been condemned by regulators and I am happy that Vivo Energy wants approvals before the expansion of this station,” he said.
Mr. Dagadu said the inauguration of the service station was a demonstration of Vivo Energy’s commitment to investing in the energy sector of the Ghanaian economy.
“We have no doubt that the expansion and upgrading of the service station will continue to deliver the good services it is known for to diverse needs of motorists who want convenience under one roof,” he said.
Mr. Christian Chammas, Vivo Energy Group CEO said the service station had been upgraded and expanded to meet new trends and growing demands of the airport community.
“This also forms part of our growth plan of modernisation and will continue to invest in our business to meet world class standards and ensure that our service stations are accessible, clean, efficient and customer friendly,” he said.
He said “as part of our strategy to enhance the total customer experience, we have expanded the service station to 18 filling points to ensure speedy, easy and hassle free refueling”.
Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner, Managing Driector, Vivo Energy Ghana said the company would continue to set new standards in the industry.
“Vivo Energy is fully committed to growing and improving its business and creating opportunities for employment, customers, partners and local communities,” he said.
By David Adadevoh