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COPEC Vows to Seek Redress for Consumers Affected by Sentuo Oil Product

The company was accused of supplying substandard quality products, and this decision came after calls from COPEC and the Institute for Energy Security (IES) to shut down the operations of the refinery due to alleged illegal activities.

The Executive Director of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), Duncan Amoah, has declared that COPEC will pursue legal action on behalf of individuals impacted by Sentuo Oil Refinery products.

Mr Amoah alleges that Sentuo Oil Refinery’s practice of releasing substandard products into the market has caused harm to consumers.

“We have already made attempts with our lawyers to seek justice for the numerous people including the people in the media fraternity who within the past few days have had problems with their vehicles or engines as a result of this bad oil consignment that the NPA wants to water down,” Mr Amoah told TV3 on their Ghana Tonight show.

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He further indicated that Sentuo Oil Refinery’s actions were a violation of procedures and efforts by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to whitewash the incident would not tolerated.

“There has been some infraction, there have been some violations, and people have suffered a consequence, some engines have malfunctioned and we will be seeking justice for the people who have been badly affected. We are not done with this,” he added.

Meanwhile, the NPA in a statement issued later, noted that it was incorrect and alarmist for the IES and COPEC to allege that the “out-of-specification products are reported as causing damage to vehicles and machinery.”

The National Petroleum Authority suspended the sale of fuel provided by Sentuo Oil Refinery, which is a Chinese-owned company, on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

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The company was accused of supplying substandard quality products, and this decision came after calls from COPEC and the Institute for Energy Security (IES) to shut down the operations of the refinery due to alleged illegal activities.

The National Petroleum Authority says it is currently in talks with the Refinery to determine the next course of action and find a solution to the problem.

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