Executive Director of COPEC-Ghana has requested the government to maximize the security at oil facilities of Ghana to avoid the possible attacks.
Duncan Amoah’s request to scale-up surveillance at Ghana’s oil installations follows the recent drone strikes at Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. Two oil facilities targeted on September 15, 2019, which further caused an increase in global oil prices. Washington blamed Tehran for targeting the Saudis oil installations but Iran refuted the claims.
Executive Director of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers said that recent attacks on Saudis oil installations are wake up call for oil producers to ensure the protection of their oil installations. Mr. Amoah urged the government to install latest and strict security gadgets at oil facilities which can provide early detection of the blazes. The installed technology should be interlinked with security agencies so they can take timely action.
He further said that Ghana cannot ignore such attacks or blasts that have sparked fears of less energy supplies. The drone strikes targeted the heartland of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. The targeted sites also serve as biggest petroleum-processing installation globally, running under Aramco. Both oil facilities make up 50% of Saudi Arabia’s oil production and 5% of global oil output in a day.
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