Petroleum Importers Honor LPRC’s Boss

By Victor C. Hanson, Jr

The Petroleum Importers Association of Liberia (PIAL) yesterday honored the Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams for his commitment on the job.

Speaking at the honoring program, PIAL Acting president, Musa Bility, said for the past three years the importers have never had any negative issue with the administration of the LPRC Boss.

“We know our country has gone through lots of crises;, we thank the President for appointing Williams as Managing Director of LPRC, and this is our own way of assuring the government that we will remain committed,” Bility asserted.

He lauded President Sirleaf for her commitment and trust to the petroleum importers residing in the country.

For his Part, LPRC Boss T. Nelson Williams said LPRC will resume the importation of heavy fuel to assist in the process of reducing some fees.

Nelson added, “The honor makes me feel overwhelmed and I see it as a professional to receive monthly salaries; the honor is necessary and well accepted”.

He stated further that they have 6.2 million petroleum products storage capacity at LPRC which importers can now bring in any amount of metric ton of petroleum products while there will be no more reduction.

Nelson said Monrovia is not just the entire Liberia; so to decentralize the down screen of petroleum is one of the major initiatives the LPRC prioritizes.

He said the down screening of petroleum will assist in the process of having storage centers in other parts of the country to make petroleum products price decrease as it is in the urban parts of the country.