Mahama Visits Atuabo Gas Project
Dignitaries that accompanied the president were Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum; Minister of Roads and Highways, Inussah Fuseini; his deputy, Isaac Adjei Mensah and the Western Regional Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo.
Officials of the Ghana Gas Company who welcomed the president and his entourage to the project site, briefed him on the progress of work.
President Mahama and his team were later taken round the project to inspect the facility, which is expected to produce about 500 tonnes of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) per day.
The engineers assured the president that work on the gas processing plant had been completed and that they were waiting for the first gas supply from the Jubilee Field for processing.
President Mahama was very pleased with the progress of work.
Ghana Gas was set up following recommendations by a Gas Development Task Force that was commissioned by late President John Evans Atta Mills.
The processing plant would produce 107 million cubic feet of lean gas per day, 500 tonnes of LPG per day, 80 tonnes of pentanes per day and 45 tonnes of condensates per day.
Other benefits the country would derive from the gas project include reliable gas supply to the Aboadze Thermal Plant to generate electricity and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for domestic use.
The Ghana Gas Company was to test-run the gas processing plant at Atuabo by the end of August to be followed by the introduction of the first gas from the Jubilee Field to the facility.
The testing of the plant was to ensure the functionality and integrity of the gas processing facility which is about 99.7 per cent complete.
Later in the day, the president cut the sod for the construction of the Alabukazo road in the Ellembelle district and inspected ongoing government projects in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi
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