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AfDB gives $1.5m worth of technical assistance to Ghana for energy efficiency

Mr Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank Group, says the Bank has provided technical assistance worth $1.5 million to Ghana towards removing barriers to investment in the renewable energy efficiency. He said Ghana was showing the way towards universal access to energy because she currently had …

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Government can reduce fuel prices – PIAC

Dr Steve Manteaw, Chairman, Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has said government could reduce fuel prices following gains made in the 2018 budget projections. “2018 is a good year. Government at the beginning of the year projected petroleum revenue at $57 per barrel but we are currently making $84 …

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Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company gets new Board

A new Board was on Friday inaugurated for the Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company (GCMC) with a call on members to work in harmony to make the Company a more viable entity. Mr Joseph Cudjoe, the Deputy Minister of Energy, who supervised the inauguration in Accra, urged the members to ensure …

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Energy Commercial Bank launches IPO to raise GH¢340m

Energy Commercial Bank on Tuesday launched its Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise GH¢340 million from the Ghanaian investing public as the lender prepares to meet the Regulator’s new threshold for capital requirements. The offer for the subscription of over 261 million new shares at GH¢1.30 per share would run …

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Bill will harmonise gas sector regulations – Amin Adam

Ghana is currently drafting a comprehensive Gas Bill that is expected to consolidate gas sector regulations and harmonise the legal regime with the emerging global regulatory landscape, the Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr Amin Adam has said. The Bill, he said, is expected to be finalized and passed within a …

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Bear with government over increasing petroleum product prices – Minister

Mr Mohammed Amin Adam, the Deputy Minister of Energy, has asked Ghanaians to bear with government as it implements measures to address challenges with the current and future petroleum price movements. Speaking at the opening of the fifth Ghana Gas Forum in Accra on Tuesday, on the theme: ‘Driving Ghana’s …

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Aker Energy awards drilling contracts to Maersk, Halliburton and Exceed 

Aker Energy,  the operators of the Deep-water Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block offshore Ghana , has entered into contracts for drilling of the Pecan-4A appraisal Well due to spud in the fourth quarter of 2018. The contracts, which were formally awarded to Maersk Drilling, PMD Viking Ghana Limited, Halliburton …

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Tanker drivers embark on sit down strike

Fuel tanker drivers operating at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) on Monday embarked on a sit down strike to back their pressure on the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to enforce the use of the loading manual. The drivers, numbering over 100, parked their tankers and gathered at the forecourt of …

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International market conditions weighing against domestic price of petroleum products – Amewu

Mr John-Peter Amewu, Energy Minister, says international market conditions have weighed strongly against domestic price of petroleum products as international crude oil prices continue to increase and currently estimated at $78 per barrel. He said therefore, apart from the application of the Price Stabilization and Recovery Fund to cushion consumers, …

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Government orders forensic audit into BOST

The Government has ordered forensic audit into the operations of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company (BOST) from the year 2013 to 2018. Mr John-Peter Amewu, Minister of Energy, said this had been necessitated by the financial recklessness uncovered by a Presidential Committee tasked to look at the financial …

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