TOR explosion won’t affect fuel supply – Energy Minister

TOR explosion won’t affect fuel supply – Energy Minister

Emmanuel-Armah-Kofi-Buah-Energy-MinisterThe explosion of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) pipelines on Tuesday will in no way cause a shortage of fuel, the Energy Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has assured.


The Minister gave the guarantee when he visited the facility to survey the extent of damage the explosion caused.


Addressing the media, Mr. Buah disclosed that his Ministry had consulted the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) “and we are comfortable with the stock levels so there will not be immediate shortage.


He however stated that repair works on the pipeline will be done as soon as possible “to ensure these leakages don’t happen again.”


The 14 inch pipeline, which exploded on Tuesday when some TOR officials were sealing a leakage in the pipeline, killed one person and injured three others.


The pipeline transports a chemical called Naphtha to the Tema Port for onward export.


The Head of Public Relations at TOR, Aba Lokko revealed that the refinery lost about $280, 000 due to the explosion.