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The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) is to open new service stations at Teshie and Nungua as part of the Company’s strategy to expand its operations in the oil marketing industry.
The two stations would market petroleum and other energy products, Mr Patrick Akpe Akorli, the Managing Director of the oil giant, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra on Monday.
“Opening of the new service stations is aimed at strengthening our geographical spread to ensure that every car owner has access to good energy,” he said.
Mr Akorli said in GOIL had embarked on large-scale modernization of its filling stations as part of the broader aim of rebranding the company.
“The objective is to provide modern stations in every region to serve the communities. GOIL believes in supporting economic activities at the local level, and wealth creation,” he said.
Mr Akorli, also known as Togbe Adza-Nye IV Dutrofia of Ziavi in the Volta Region, said the new stations at Teshie and Nungua have GOIL Convenience shops which have been branded the GOIL C-shop (C meaning convenience).
He said GOIL C-shop was becoming the standard at GOIL Service and Filling stations and that the Company was looking at a situation where all GOIL stations in the country would have GOIL C-shops.
Mr Akorli said GOIL had plans to open shopping, fast food and recreation centres at strategically located stations in cooperation with owners of strong brand names in the leisure and entertainment industry.
Mr Raphael Cudjoe, a car owner at Sakumono Estates, said it was refreshing GOIL had finally decided to make its presence felt at Teshie and Nungua, a huge market in the oil marketing industry.
“We have waited for long because we are aware of the quality of GOIL’s service and its reputation of sellers not cheating customers. It is our hope the Company will maintain and build on its reputation,” he said.
GOIL remains one of the forerunners in the state-owned enterprises sector and the petroleum industry in general and has maintained its market leadership in gasoline, premix, LPG, bunkering and lubricants since 2002.
The Company has also entered the bitumen market and recently made its presence felt in the aviation oil market.