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Oil communities want meaningful relationship with GNPC

The members of the Coastal Platform for Peacebuilding (COPP) has called on the Ghana National Petroleum Company(GNPC) to establish a meaningful relationship with the indigenes in the areas affected by its activities. They said the GNPC had not done much in community relations and this had created some tension among …

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Company official says Ghana gas plant will be completed before deadline

Ghana’s gas processing plant project at Atuabo would be completed before its deadline this year, Mr. Samuel Agyemah, official of the Ghana National Gas Company, has said. He said construction of “shallow rafts and pile foundation to carry the gas processing plant is about 90 per cent completed” and four …

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Effutu Municipality to get oil refinery

The Effutu Municipal Assembly is facilitating the process of setting up an oil refinery with a capacity of 200,000 Barrels Per Stream Day (BPSD) and expected to rise to 400,000 BPSD in 10 years. The project is being carried out by Kalahari Investment Company Limited and is likely to be …

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GOIL says will transform automobile lubricant products

The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL), has injected into the automobile industry specially formulated lubricants for commercial and private cars to protect engines against oxidation, rust and corrosion. “The non-toxic and biodegradable lubricants with specially additives are to ensure that the physical and chemical stability of the product remains unchanged …

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How Ghana dumped World Bank for China Development Bank over gas infrastructure

Many businesses in Ghana were excited when the Government of Ghana (GoG) announced that, it was going to develop its own gas infrastructure to produce gas to shore up the energy generation level and need of the country. The government had fairly an ambivalent policy with regards to gas infrastructure …

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Oil companies in Ghana import water from Ivory Coast

International oil companies in the Jubilee Field now import potable water from Cote d’Ivoire and Benin because of the inability of the Ghana Water Company (GWC) in the Western Region to meet their water supply demands. “As a result of this shortage, supply vessels go to Cote d’Ivoire to buy …

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Total finds Ivorian oil near Ghana’s Jubilee fields

France’s petroleum firm, Total, has discovered oil in Ivory Coast near Ghana’s Jubilee oilfields. Total, on April 25, 2013 announced that the Ivoire-1X exploration well encountered 28 meters of net oil pay in a series of about 100 meters of Cretaceous reservoirs. Total in a statement said the well confirms …

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Scandal rocks PetroSA over Ghana oil deal – Report

When a national oil company buys acreage in another country, it is more affair of state than commercial deal. And so Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s arrival in Ghana last April was not unexpected, with Energy Minister Dipuo Peters, new PetroSA chief executive Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo and others in town. There, Motlanthe …

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Oil communities attend stakeholders workshop

The Western Region Development Network of NGOs (WERENGO) is coming out with an abridged manual of the Environmental Impact Assessment Statement (EIAS) guarding operations of oil partners at the Jubilee Field at the Cape Three Points. The abridged EIAS manual would be made available to the six communities close to …

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