Sep 19, 2017 : Employees of the Volta River Authority (VRA), say the proposed sale of its thermal plants by government defies modern business logic and can’t address the problems of the power producer.
2 .Petroleum Commission to localize training in oil and gas …as it eyes partnership with universities
Sep 16, 2017 : The Director of Special Services at the Petroleum Commission, Kweku Boateng, has disclosed that the Commission is to collaborate with local universities to train individuals in the oil and gas industry.
Sep 14, 2017 : The combined superior negotiation skills of Ghana’s Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, and the CEO of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Dr K K Sarpong, have saved Ghana over $1 billion in a new LNG transaction that will allow for the addition of up to 1,000MW to Ghana’s power supply.
Sep 07, 2017 : Fifty-seven oil marketing companies (OMCs) have been sanctioned by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for engaging in various infractions detrimental to the interest of consumers.
Sep 05, 2017 : The Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers-Ghana (COPEC GH) has cautioned fuel stations to desist from short-changing consumers in the discharge of their duties.
Sep 04, 2017 : All is set for the construction of a 50 megawatt (MW) solar project, estimated to cost US$56million by the Bui Power Authority (BPA) to shore up the country’s energy mix.
Aug 29, 2017 : Energy Minister, Emmanuel Boakye Agyarko, has tasked the newly-inaugurated seven-member board of the Petroleum Commission to help actualise the government’s quest to maximise local content participation in the oil and gas sector.
Aug 29, 2017 : Energy sector analysts have raised labour security concerns with the government’s decision to sell off some thermal assets of the Volta River Authority (VRA).
Aug 29, 2017 : The non-involvement of local authorities in the selection and supervision of projects funded with petroleum revenue has been identified as a factor to public dissatisfaction with the management of Ghana’s oil revenue.
Aug 28, 2017 : The African Center for Energy policy (ACEP) is hopeful the arrival of the 450 megawatts Karpowership will help improve power supply in the country.
Aug 26, 2017 : Karpowership Ghana Company Limited has announced the arrival of the world’s largest Powership, the 470 MW Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan to Ghana.
Aug 25, 2017 : The sale of the majority stake in specified thermal plants owned by the Volta River Authority (VRA) is to realign the authority’s focus on solely the management of hydro plants, according to a Deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng.
Aug 25, 2017 : The Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko, has inaugurated a six-member board for the Petroleum Commission. The board is chaired by Stephen Abankwah Sekyere, the Managing Director of Prudential Bank.
Aug 25, 2017 : Government has indicated plans to strengthen the local steel industry to help create employment for the youth and grow the economy.
Aug 25, 2017 : The Minority in Parliament has requested the Energy Minister to supply to Parliament for ratification, the details for the agreement for the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Equatorial Guinea to Ghana, for a period of 5 years.