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Ghana’s oil & gas not harmful to environment – EPA

Mr Kwadwo Opoku-Mensah, Western Regional Project Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has assured the public that activities at the Jubilee Oil Field would not cause  any environmental effect on human beings. He said the country’s crude oil is light and its effect on the environment does not last …

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Drilling starts offshore Accra to find oil

The search for oil in the capital is on as UK explorer, Ophir Energy announces the commencement of drilling at the Starfish-1 well offshore Accra, Ghana. Ophir, which operates offshore Accra, says June 19, 2013 that the Starfish-1 well is its first well in Ghana and will be drilled by …

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NGOs hold workshop to build capacities of local communities in oil and gas

Friends of the Nation (FoN) and OXFAM,  both non-governmental organizations (NGOs),  on Wednesday organized a “Policy Dialogue on Oil and Gas Development” at Half Assini. It was on the theme: “Strengthening Participation, Transparency and Accountability for Effective Oil and Gas Governance”. The programme was attended by 55 assembly members from …

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Ghana has no money to continue Atuabo gas plant

…owes Sinopec more than $400 million Work on the multi-million dollar gas plant being built at Atuabo in the Western Region has stalled due to lack of funds to pay contractors working on the project. The project, scheduled to be completed by the last quarter of this year, is to …

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Industry players urged to use ICT to sustain Ghana’s oil sector

Ms Lucy Quist, Director of Vodafone Business Solutions (VBS), has underscored the importance of using Information Communication Technology to drive sustainability, development and resource maximisation in the Oil and Gas sector. Speaking to industry players at the Pan African Oil and Gas Conference in Accra, she said ICT could be …

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Ghana says will prevent financial leakages in extractive industry

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday gave the assurance that government would put in place adequate measures that would prevent financial leakages in the oil and gas and the general extractive industry. He said: “In Ghana, government has a vibrant media, strong Civil Society Organizations, and is also a signatory …

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Oil threatens coconut in Western Region

The coconut crop is grown extensively in the three districts of the southern part of the Western Region –  Jomoro, Ellembelle and Nzema East. These three districts  account for more than 80 per cent of the country’s coconut production. The crop is reputed for improving digestion and  inflammatory conditions associated …

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Gas pipeline workers want better working conditions

About 200 workers engaged in various gas pipeline projects in the Western Region could lose their social security and other entitlements because their employers, Sinopec International, is allegedly not honouring such entitlements. They are alleging that Sinopec is using loop holes in the labour laws to circumvent the payment and …

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Coastal communities complain oil industry threatening livelihood

Representatives of the six coastal districts along the Jubilee Oil Field off Cape Three Points in the Western Region, have complained that the oil industry is gradually threatening their livelihood. They said contrary to expectations that the oil exploration would enhance their livelihood; it is rather impacting negatively on their …

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Think tank commends Tullow, Kosmos for transparency but …

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), a think-tank in the energy and extractives industries has commended Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil for satisfying some major requirements for deepening transparency and accountability in the oil and gas industry. In a release signed by Mr Mohammed Amin Adams, Executive Director of …

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