|Name:||National Petroleum Authority Act (No. 691).|
|Subject(s):||Specific categories of workers|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF of Law in English (consulted on 2011-11-18)
|Abstract/Citation:||This Act makes rules relative to the functioning of the petroleum industry in Ghana and for this purpose establishes the National Petroleum Authority and defines its functions and powers and internal organization. The Act also establishes a Unified Petroleum Price Fund.
The Authority is established as a body corporate and shall regulate, oversee and monitor activities in the petroleum industry. The Act provides for the licensing of business or commercial activities of the industry in respect of crude oil, gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, kerosene and other designated petroleum products such as: internal and external trade, transportation, processing, refining, storage, distribution and marketing. The Act defines the duties of petroleum service providers including compliance in its activities with the Basel Convention on hazardous waste and the Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. The Board shall support commercial practices in the petroleum downstream industry which serve the public interest or enhance environmental protection.