25 January 2015, Accra – Minister for Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has paid a working visit to the Ghana Gas Processing Plant and Quantum Terminals Limited, both at Atuabo in the Western Region. This was to enable him ascertain at firsthand the progress of work at both facilities.
The Gas Processing Plant is a Government of Ghana 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 will take delivery of LPG, one of the products of the processed gas from the Gas Processing Plant and distribute nationwide.
The Minister was accompanied by the Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority, Mr. Moses Asaga, and some official from the Ministry of Petroleum. At Quantum Terminals Limited, the General Manager, Mr. Alex Amoaku noted that, the terminal is currently receiving a capacity of 750 metric tonnes of gas per day and also evacuates same to the market.
Mr. Amoaku said currently, Quantum Terminals loads a minimum of twenty four (24) trucks a day for the market. He stressed that the facility is ready to handle the LPG to be produced by the Gas Processing Plant.
Dr. Sipa Yankey added that presently, the Ghana Gas Plant delivers 60mscf of lean gas per day to the Volta River Authority at Aboadze and the expectation is that they will ramp up this figure to about 120mscf in the coming days.
This”, he added, “should be able to provide about 500MW of power.” On his part, the Minister for Energy and Petroleum, after touring both facilities, commended the managements and staff of Ghana Gas Processing Plant and Quantum Terminals Limited for the great job done.
He re-emphasised the Ministry’s readiness to ensure that Ghana benefits from its hydrocarbon find, and encouraged the staff to place the nation first in all they do. He also promised to work closely with all the stakeholders to ensure that all the outstanding issues are properly handled.