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PIAC to refer nonexistent oil revenue funded projects to EOCO

Dr Steve Manteaw, Chairman, Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), says his outfit will soon refer cases of nonexistent projects funded  with oil revenue to the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) for investigation. He says PIAC in the coming weeks will submit to EOCO – under a Memorandum of …

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Shell in Nigeria loses 11,000 barrels of oil daily to theft in 2018 

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria on Monday confirmed a daily loss of about 11,000 barrels of oil from its pipelines to crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region in 2018, more than the approximate 9,000 barrels per day in 2017. Igo Weli, a spokesman for the …

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Karpowership Osman Khan resumes production

Karpowership Ghana Company Limited says its 470MW Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan has resumed Power Production after successful commissioning works in Sekondi-Takoradi. A statement from the company said the 470MW Powership would continue to operate on Heavy Fuel Oil to supply reliable and sustainable electricity to the national grid until on-going …

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Ghana Gas to commence supply of gas to Karpowership in October

The setting up and laying of pipelines to power the relocated Karpowership from Tema to the Sekondi Naval Base is about 85 per cent complete. Ghana Gas Company Limited will as a result push its first gas from Atuoabu gas processing plant to the Power ship in October this year. …

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BOST confirms Edwin Provencal as Managing Director

The Board of Directors of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company Limited has confirmed Mr Edwin A. Provencal as the new Managing Director of the company. Mr Provencal who was nominated by the President was subsequently confirmed after a Board meeting on Tuesday. A statement issued and signed …

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Government initiates three-month consultation with Independent Power, Gas Producers

Government says it will start an initial three-month consultation with Independent Power and Gas Producers for them to contribute to strategies towards improving the energy sector. This comes after a meeting with the Independent Power and Gas Producers to address government’s approach to reforming the current take or pay structure …

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Springfield Group signs contract with Stena Drilling

Springfield Exploration and Production Limited (SEP), a subsidiary of Springfield Group, will make history by becoming the first independent Ghanaian and African Energy company to drill for hydrocarbons in deep water at depths of 4,000 and beyond. Springfield, which operates the West Cape Three Points Block 2 (WCTP Block 2), …

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Redirect pre-mix fuel subsidy to sustain fisheries resource – Prof. Sumaila

Professor Rashid Sumaila, a Director at the Fisheries Economics Research Unit of the University of British Colombia says the continuous pre-mix fuel subsidy by the government is fueling the depletion of fish stock. In his view, the fuel subsidy does not inure to the benefit of the small-scale fisher folks …

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Ghana won’t meet target for local content quota in oil and gas sector by deadline

A careful study of Ghana’s petroleum sector by ghanabusinessnews.com shows that the country will miss its local content target with the deadline set for 2020. The country’s inability to meet its target by next year is mainly due to improper execution of the local content policy which aims at opening …

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GNPC finances west to east reverse flow of natural gas

Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is financing the west to east reverse flow of natural gas in Ghana. A statement issued by the GNPC and copied to the Ghana News Agency announced the completion of the initial phase (Takoradi scope) of the project to reverse the flow of gas from …

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