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AKER ENERGY BUYS HESS GHANA BUSINESS, EXPECTS FIRST OIL IN 2021
19th February 2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke’s Aker Energy plans “significant” oil exploration and production in Ghana after a $100 million deal to buy Hess Corporation’s (HES.N) business there. Aker Energy...

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GOV’T SETS ASIDE PETROLEUM LAW FOR EXXONMOBIL…SWEEPING TAX BREAKS LITTER CONTRACT
16th February 2018

As details of the Exxonmobile deal emerge, civil society actors are expressing alarm at the sweeping tax breaks the government of Ghana has granted the oil major, including a ten-year tax holiday which sets aside the five years allowed by the...

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VESTING PETROLEUM MANAGEMENT IN MINISTER UNCONSTITUTIONAL – ATUGUBA
16th February 2018

A constitutional and petroleum law expert, Prof. Raymond Atuguba, has questioned the constitutionality of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Act, 2016 (Act 919) which gave rise to the multi-billion-dollar contract recently signed between...

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KWEKU AWOTWI APPOINTED MD OF TULLOW GHANA
15th February 2018

Tullow Ghana has appointed Kweku Awotwi as the new Managing Director. Mr Awotwi is an experienced international business executive with over twenty-five years’ experience working in the energy sector, electricity, oil and gas, as well as the...

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ATUGUBA CAUTIONS PARLIAMENT OVER GHANA-EXXONMOBIL OIL DEAL
14th February 2018

A Professor of Law at the University of Ghana Law Faculty, Raymond  Atuguba, has warned that Ghana could be shortchanged in the ExxonMobil Petroleum Agreement if Parliament goes ahead to ratify it without recourse to due diligence. He argued...

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17 PETROLEUM AGREEMENTS PUBLISHED IN NEW REGISTER
13th February 2018

Government has launched a public register of petroleum contracts, agreements, authorisations and permits in a bid to enhance transparency and accountability in the upstream oil and gas sector. The register, which was curated by senior staff of the...

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