Exploration & Production

Ghana raises fears of border dispute with Togo

Ghana’s Public Interest Accountability Committee has stated that a legal dispute is looming with Togo regarding exploration in the ultra-deepwater East Keta Block
By Staff reporter 18 July 2018 0 31799

Ghana’s Public Interest Accountability Committee has stated that a legal dispute is looming with Togo regarding exploration in the ultra-deepwater East Keta Block, Agence Ecofin has reported.

The body claims the Ghanaian government’s approval for exploration by Blue Star Exploration – a joint venture between Ghana National Petroleum Co. and Jersey-based Heritage E&P – has been contested by Togo’s authorities, which say the territory belongs to them.

Ghana won an eight-year legal dispute against its neighbour Ivory Coast in September 2017, arbitrated by the...