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Tap Oil increases stake in offshore Accra block to 45%

Australian-based oil company, Tap Oil Limited (Tap) has increased its stake in the Offshore Accra Contract Area from 40% to 45%. Tap purchased the additional 5% from Challenger Minerals Incorporated, a partner in the contract, for $1.5 million. Tap Oil announced the execution of an agreement to purchase the additional …

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Tema Oil Refinery distributes 1,500 metric tonnes of LPG

The Tema Oil Refinery on Friday started distributing 1,500 metric tones of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to the Oil Marketing Companies. Mrs Abba Lokko, Public Affairs Manager of TOR, told the GNA that TOR took delivery of the product on Thursday from Fuel Trade, a Ghanaian-based bulk distribution company. She …

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Mining activities in Nigeria endanger $1b West African Gas Pipeline

The completed West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project is said to be under threat from mining activities around its Right of Way (RoW) in some communities in Nigeria. Miners are frequently encroaching some areas of the project which is worth $1 billion posing a serious threat to its smooth operation. …

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CJA tells government not to undermine rule of law in EO Group matter

The Committee for Joint Action (CJA) on Thursday said Ghanaians expected their government to act under the ambit of the law in the matter of the shares acquired by EO Group in the Jubilee Field. The CJA therefore called on the government to be guided by the pursuit of the …

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Let’s prepare for negative impacts of the oil business – Coalition

The Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) has called for an urgent debate towards finding solutions to the likely negative impacts of the activities of the oil industry. Mr. Farouk Briamah, Vice Chairman of the CONIWAS, who made the call at a Water and Sanitation Conference, at Busua, …

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Oil and gas training institution helps students fund studies

Oil gas training institution, Amitlaw Professional Development Centre (APDC) says it would facilitate the acquisition of loans for students to pay their fees. According to Mr. Gibson Keteku, the Courses Coordinator of the Centre, APDC would facilitate the acquisition of the loans which are provided by some selected banks. “The …

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Group says oil companies never paid for shares acquired at Ghana oil fields

Some questions have been raised about the acquisition of some shares in Ghana’s oil fields. Issues about how companies such as EO Group and Sabre Oil & Gas managed to acquire shares in the oil stake in the country are emerging. The companies operating as producers and explorers at various …

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Amitlaw aims to develop local expertise for Ghana’s oil sector

Ghana became an oil producing country on December 15, 2010 and one of the major targets for the government and other stakeholders is to develop local content for the sector. This means that most Ghanaians and local businesses to be empowered to get involved in all areas of the oil …

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Measurement system on FPSO Kwame Nkrumah enhanced

The Ministry of Energy on Thursday announced the installation of a new Ultrasonic Meter on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at the Jubilee Fields to enhance the measurement system of crude oil in the storage tanks. A statement in Accra signed by Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, Minister of Energy, said the new …

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