Ghana Energy

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The expansion of the oil and gas sector adds momentum to a trend that has seen Ghana move from traditional forms of energy, such as firewood and charcoal, towards energy provided by the national grid. The share of biomass in Ghana’s energy mix declined from 52% of total primary energy supply in 2009 to 37% in 2016. Conversely, Ghana’s grid-...

 

How can investment be tailored to meet the increase in demand for electricity?

 

The main benefit of a domestic refining industry is that value is maintained in country, reducing the need to import expensive refined products from elsewhere. This benefit is particularly pronounced with complex refineries, which produce high-value products, such as petrol, and middle distillates, such as home heating oil for the domestic...

 

How would you evaluate the current West African hydrocarbons extraction landscape?

Chapter | Energy & Utilities from The Report: Ghana 2019

The discovery of large offshore oil reserves has had a significant impact on the national balance sheet, with shipments of crude oil representing the second-largest export category in 2017 after gold. Ghana is a relative newcomer to the global hydrocarbons industry, and with proven oil reserves of around 660m barrels and an output of about 126,000 barrels per day, it is a small producer by...

Ghana continues to be one of the most stable countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has developed substantially over the years. Now one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, the country is starting to move away from traditional resource dependency. However, it faces the challenge of ensuring the widest benefit from that expansion, given its growing and increasingly urbanised population.

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