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Oil and gas exploration in Ghana has come a long way since the West Africa Oil and Fuel Company dug the country’s first documented discovery well, WAOFCO-2, in the Takanita concession in 1896. Located onshore in the Tano River Basin in western Ghana, the well was approximately 35 metres deep and produced 5 barrels per day (bpd).

Chapter | Energy & Utilities from The Report: Ghana 2022

International oil and gas prices dropped dramatically in early 2020 when countries around the world, including Ghana, enacted measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. Rising oil prices continued into early 2022, engendered in part by geopolitical tensions involving some of the world’s largest producers. The turbulent context poses challenges for Ghana’s hydrocarbons sector, which is still in...

As Africa’s largest gold miner and the world’s second-largest cocoa producer, Ghana has witnessed steady growth in recent years. While the country was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, it navigated the crisis better than many of its income-level peers, in large part thanks to measures aimed at boosting public revenue. Ghana aims to improve its fiscal deficit in 2022 to 7.4% of GDP.

In this Growth and Recovery video, powered by technical solutions provider and engineering firm JESA, we explore opportunities to leverage investment and expertise to develop critical power infrastructure in...

In what ways has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted mining activities in Ghana?


Companies in the mining sector have traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies due to the scale and complexity of their operations, as well as the hefty costs that come with change. The uptake of digital tools and solutions has consequently been limited. However, challenging market conditions – driven by weak global demand for certain...

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