Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eni starts up Sankofa, but Ghana power still in limbo

Ghana’s review process for its gas power projects could delay their startup dates even though feedstock will soon be available Ghana’s review process for its gas power projects could delay their startup dates even though feedstock will soon be available.
By Miriam Malek 10 July 2017 0 26686
Part of Ghana’s Jubilee project. (Ghana Gas)

The rapid development of Sankofa, Ghana’s showpiece oil and gas field, reflects well on its operator Eni. But delays to the country’s independent power producer (IPP) programme mean planned power projects may not have been approved by the time gas becomes available.

The first volumes of crude oil from Sankofa are now flowing three months early, Eni announced this week. A spokesman from the World Bank told Interfax Natural Gas Daily this could mean gas production will also begin slightly earlier than Eni’s...