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Royal Dutch Shell seeks to explore for oil in Ghana – Report

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc, one of the world’s major oil and gas companies is aiming at exploring for oil in Ghana.

The Reuters news service reports that Shell officials have approached Ghana oil officials to express interest in exploring for oil in the country.

“We have a growing appetite for Ghana and we are seeking the opportunity to participate in the country’s upstream activities,” Mike Muller, the global head of Shell trading, was quoted as saying.

Mr. Muller told the news service, “We are working to acquire a licence for exploration…we hope we get the opportunity.”

According to the report, Shell has been in talks with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) officials on the matter.

Oil was found in Ghana in commercial quantities in June 2007. Commercial production however, began on December 15, 2010 and as at June 30, 2011, over 15 million barrels of oil have been produced so far and 15 oil cargoes have been exported, according to Tullow Oil.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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  1. Be careful what you ask for.

  2. Please leave the oil and don’t allow shell, BP, Exxon, don’t look too far Nigeria and how much destruction they’ve cause environmentally.
    Is mayhem and poverty of Delta Niger even the rest of Nigeria for all these years it a SHAME!!!

  3. Shell oil spill: Scotland & Nigeria

    Father we pray and put a stop to this in Jesus Name. No NO NO

  4. First go and clean the environmental pollution you have created in Nigerian’s Delta region then maybe we can talk.Do not attempt!!!!!! because there will be mass demonstration to block you.You just do not have a good track record in Africa.Ghana watch dog

  5. Ghana is a different African country! Is Shell aware of that?