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Policy & Regulation

Ghana readies gas act to drive industrial use

Ghana’s parliament is formulating a new gas law aimed at fostering industrial gas use as the country’s debt-ridden power sector market struggles to perform Ghana’s parliament is formulating a new gas law aimed at fostering industrial gas use as the country’s debt-ridden power sector market struggles to perform.
By Felix Janvrin 18 July 2019 Middle East & Africa / Policy & Regulation 0 34406
The port of Tema in Ghana. (Jonathan Ernst, World Bank)

The key issue: Ghana’s legislative assembly is drafting a gas sector bill that will establish the regulatory framework for downstream gas use in the country.  

Interfax analysis: Ghana is aggressively pursuing the gasification of its economy as it seeks to benefit from recent successes in an upstream sector that is increasingly gas-prone. The parliament’s new gas bill is the first of its kind and one of four pieces of legislation to have emerged from the country’s gas masterplan, a comprehensive white paper that was published in 2016 and...