Dr George Sipa Yankey, Chief Executive Officer, of Ghana Gas Company has said the commissioning activities of the gas processing plant is progressing satisfactorily and would be completed by January 31.

Dr. Sipa Yankey
Dr. Sipa Yankey

Dr Yankey said this when Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, Minister of Petroleum, paid a working visit to the Ghana Gas Processing Plant and Quantum Terminals Limited both at Atuabo in the Western Region.

He said ?the commissioning activities have progressed satisfactorily and right now, we are close to completing the commissioning process, and hopefully by the 31st January, we would have completed the commissioning process?.

He explained that Ghana Gas Plant delivers 60mscf of lean gas per day to the Volta River Authority at Aboadze, with the expectation that it would ramped up the figure to about 120mscf in the coming days. This he said should be able to provide about 500MW of power.

At Quantum Terminals Limited, Mr Alex Amoaku, General Manager noted that, the terminal is currently receiving a capacity of 750 metric tonnes of gas per day and also evacuates it to the market.

He said the Quantum Terminals now loads a minimum of 24 trucks a day for the market, stressing that the facility is ready to handle the LPG that would be produced by the Gas Processing Plant.

Mr Buah commended the managements and staff of Ghana Gas Processing Plant and Quantum Terminals Limited for the great job done so far.

He reemphasised the Ministry?s readiness to ensure that Ghana benefits from it hydrocarbon find.

He said the Ministry would work closely with stakeholders to ensure that all the outstanding issues are properly handled.

The Gas Processing Plant is a Government?s investment geared at ensuring that the country?s indigenous gas is processed into lean gas primarily for power generation and to support other petrochemical industries.

Quantum Terminals Limited on the other hand is a private sector investment that would take delivery of LPG, one of the products of the processed gas from the Gas Processing Plant and distribute nationwide.

GNA

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