Downstream Sub-Sector

The objectives of the petroleum downstream Sub –sector are to rehabilitate and expand petroleum refining, storage, distribution and marketing infrastructure; ensure fair distribution of petroleum products to all parts of the country and reduce heavy burden of oil imports on the country’s economy by accelerating the exploitation of indigenous hydrocarbon resources.

These objectives will be achieved by:

  • Continuing to finance the development of rural kerosene storage and supply infrastructure nationwide. The Ministry of Energy is giving further impetus to the Rural Kerosene Promotion Programme.
  • Expanding the petroleum product storage capacity nationwide. BOST is currently expanding existing bulk petroleum products storage capacity.
  • Expanding marine related facilities on the Volta Lake for bulk transportation to ensure year-round supply of petroleum products to Northern Ghana.
  • Facilitating the availability of more petroleum product distribution outlets in deprived areas to increase access density (number of persons per sale outlet).
  • Promote a more efficient licensing regime for sales outlets to ensure optimal economic benefits to both investors and consumers.