Italian oil and gas firm, ENI, has begun talks with the government to establish a gas plant with the output of 170 million standard cubic feet (SCF) gas per day.
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum is being teamed up with ENI to strategies and work over project.
According to the available details the gas plant is being deployed at Sanzule in the Ellembele District, Western Region with the estimated cost around $6-billion.
Mr Emmanuel Armah Buah, the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, disclosed the project in an interview, saying the daily production of gas volume would climb to 300 million SCF in the short time.
Once project complete the starting production expected 120 million SCF followed by additional 50 million SCF, the minister told.
The output of gas from Sanzule gas plant would also yield LPG as by-product that would be used for domestic and exporting purposes.
The resources-rich country has gas reserves of up to five trillions whereas 5-7 billion barrels oil reserves, sixth largest in Africa and 25th in World.
Despite such big reserves, Ghana is severely hitting with Gas and Oil shortage and the recent strike call from Nigerian supplying firm fears to worsen the situation. The nation mainly depends upon petroleum and gas to carry out its power needs.
Mr Buah said the ministry is trying to commercialize the country’s gas and following making them commercial there are clear indications that gas flow to thermal units would be regulated.
He said Tullow Oil, the leading operator of the Jubilee Oilfield, had confirmed to provide offload vessel since the process gas would be recover from Atlantic Ocean.
“From the assurance from the lead operator among the Jubilee partners, FPSO Kwame Nkrumah, the floating production storage and offloading vessel, will arrive in the country in the first week of October to carry out the tie-in. Hopefully, that moves us to the next stage of introducing gas to the plant onshore and further moving forward with other aspects of the project,”
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