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TEN partners introduce project to ensure cleaner environment

The TEN partners have introduced the Community-led Environment and Beach improvement and school sanitation (CLEBISS) project in its bid to curb the rampant pollution of the environment, water bodies through plastic and human waste. “Already, the ocean is filled with about 165 million tons of plastic and by the 2050, …

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GNPC commits $9m to professorial chair at UMAT

Mr K.K Sarpong, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has said the corporation was keen to build the research and technology base of the country in advancing its development. According to him, industries could only do well based on quality research and innovations from academia …

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Over 50% of completed school projects deteriorating – PIAC

The 2017 projects inspections report of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has revealed that over 50 per cent oil funded schools projects show signs of deterioration in less than three years after completion. Dr Steve Manteaw, the Chairman, PIAC, made the findings and observations from the inspection of …

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BOST uncovers blackmarketers in petroleum sector

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) on Monday revealed that it has uncovered some Ghanaians and foreigners who have entered into the petroleum sector (Petroleum Black Market dealers) whose operations are inimical to the economy. BOST has therefore pitched its operations to topple the activities of the …

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GNPC to support four universities with $1m

The Ghana National Petroleum (GNPC) has pledged to support four universities with one million dollars for promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as key ingredients for capacity building. Each of the four universities would receive $250,000 annually for the next four years, which is in line with the GNPC’s …

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Media war against BOST is act of blackmail – Minister

Mr Emmanuel Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Energy on Thursday said the on-going media war against Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation could be a blackmail warning; “I cannot sit down for such things to continue. “We will not sit down under blackmail”. Mr Boakye Agyarko hinted that the truth about the …

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Ghanaians still fronting for foreigners in petroleum industry – Energy Minister

Mr Boakye Agyarko, the Minister of Energy, has expressed dismay at the behaviour of some Ghanaians, who continuously front for foreign nationals to engage in businesses reserved for only Ghanaians in the petroleum industry. ‘‘We should not content ourselves with being frontmen for ‘‘Nokofio’’and something small for ourselves, but should …

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Energy Minister defends ExxonMobil oil exploration deal

Mr Boakye Agyarko, the Minister of Energy, has said the Government signed an oil exploration contract with the ExxonMobil Company to explore for oil in the Deeperwater Cape Three Points Oilfields because it has the capacity to deliver. He said government’s policy for the upstream oil industry was to undertake …

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Government to embark on aggressive exploration in upstream oil industry – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced Government’s ambition to embark on aggressive exploration in the upstream oil industry to revive the petroleum industry, accelerate discoveries and to replace the depleting oil reserves. To that end, he said, the Government would embark on Ghana’s first bidding round later this year …

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GNPC to commit $1m for petroleum research 

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a research Chair in petroleum commerce. It is aimed at facilitating the sustainable development of the commerce of Ghana’s hydrocarbon deposits and provide a reference point for developing …

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