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Residents accuse Ghana Gas of polluting River Ellonyi

The chief and people of Ellonyi in the Jomoro District of the Western Region have registered their dissatisfaction over Ghana Gas Company (GGC) pollution of River Ellonyi, the main source of drinking water for the community. They have, therefore, made a passionate appeal to the Government to, as a matter …

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Former GNPC boss says not privy to sale of drill ship

A former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Amos Ofori Quaah, yesterday told the Judgment Debt Commission that he was never privy to any information regarding the sale of Discovery D551, the oil drill ship belonging to the corporation. The ship was sold at $24 …

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CSOs urge government to design strategic policy options for natural gas

Government has  been called upon to frequently engage all stakeholders in the oil and gas sector to update them on policies and programmes being set out to man the sector for effective management. Civil Society Organisations (CSO) who made the call on Thursday said there was the need for government …

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Tullow completes FPSO shutdown maintenance

Tullow Ghana Limited on Thursday said shut down maintenance of the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah has been successfully completed. A statement from the company said, the shut down which begun on Friday September 20 September, was successfully completed on Sunday September 29. “All key work scopes including Vessel Inspections and Cleaning, …

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US’ FMC Technologies wins $340m subsea contract for TEN project in Ghana

US-based FMC Technologies announced October 15, 2013 that it has been awarded a $340 million contract to supply what it calls subsea systems for Ghana’s Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) oil project. The company said it received an order from Tullow Ghana, operator at TEN, to supply the subsea systems for the development …

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Dr Yankey named Ghana’s oil & gas Man of the Year

Dr George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Gas Company (GhanaGas) has been adjudged as Ghana’s Oil and Gas industry’s “Man of the Year”. He has subsequently dedicated the award to the late Professor Evans Atta Mills, whose vision gave birth to GhanaGas, and then to President …

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Myth surrounding sale of GNPC’s drill ship deepens

The sale of the drill ship belonging to the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) took a dramatic turn when the Attorney General’s Department on Tuesday said it could not trace documents covering the sale. “We are unable to locate files. We are still looking for the documents,” Mrs Dorothy Afriyie …

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Ghana sets up review team to block loopholes in petroleum revenue law

Ghana’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) has the set up a committee to review the Petroleum Revenue Management Act (PRMA) in order to address the loopholes in the Law. An official at MoFEP, indicated that the Ministry which is the implementer of the Law has noticed some challenges …

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Quantum set to provide liquefied natural gas to Tema firms in 2016

Quantum Power Ghana Gas Limited is set to provide Liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Tema power companies and manufacturers in the first quarter of 2016. The LNG is natural gas converted to liquid form for ease of storage or transportation across long distances.  The company is developing the integrated infrastructure …

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Takoradi Polytechnic begins oil & gas training

The Takoradi Polytechnic begun training students in oil and gas related courses at its newly established Jubilee Technical Training Centre (JTTC). The courses, which begun in September, are to enable participants acquire skills for jobs in the oil and gas industry. Mr Mathew Gyan, Director of the JTTC, said the …

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