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Takoradi petroleum workers denied access to unions

Members of the General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers Union (GTPCWU) in the Western Region have expressed their frustration over the harassment and maltreatment being meted out to them by foreign oil service companies. They have, therefore, appealed to the Energy and Petroleum, as well as Employment and Labour Relations …

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Work on gas processing plant not stalled – GNGC

Construction works on the Gas Processing Plant (GPP) at Atuabo in the Western Region have not stalled, Mr Robert Lartey, Engineering Manager of the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) has said. Mr Lartey said this on Saturday when interacting with a group of journalists at the offices of the GNGC …

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Expert wants Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act reviewed

A law expert on Tuesday called for a review of the Petroleum Revenue Management Act (PRMA) 2011(Act 815), for best practices, efficient and judicious management of the oil and gas resources. Mr Augustine Niber, Executive Director of Center for Public Interest Law, who made the call, underscored the value of …

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Ghana opts for bridge financing as Chinese funds delay for gas project

Ghana is now resorting to bridge financing to fund the gas infrastructure at Atuabo in oil-rich Western Region, Finance Minister Seth Terpker has said. The gas project was expected to have been completed last quarter of 2012 but it has been rescheduled to this year due to financing challenges. Chinese …

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Takoradi Polytechnic opens $6m centre to train students in oil & gas

The Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Poku-Agyemang on Friday commissioned a $6 million technical training centre for the Takoradi Polytechnic to train Ghanaian students in Oil/Gas and other technical vocations. The training centre, built by the Oil Jubilee Partners, would start operating in September this year and would help …

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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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