Ghana has joined the list of Country exporting fuel and gas oil to the landlocked countries of West Africa.
The state-owned Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) Limited, is also supplying petroleum products from the same depot to Benin Republic and Nigeria.
Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, the Minister of Petroleum Ghana, said there were plans to extend the exports to Liberia in the coming months.
The minister also said that the vision of the government was to make Ghana the hub for the distribution of petroleum products to the West African sub-region.
The Petroleum Depot located at Bolgatanga with acapacity of over 46 million litres of refined gasoline and gas oil, was inaugurated the second time in August 2015.
The Minister said Ghana had been ushered into a new gas era that would guarantee its energy security for the next two decades.
“Despite the global downturn in the oil industry, we have managed to increase production.Buah said Ghana’s strategic stock was at an all-time high, with about one million metric tonnes of petroleum products imported from January to June 2016.
Ghana is planing to become the major marketer of refined petroleum product in the West Africa and Nigeria the self acclaimed giant of Africa has nothing to show for it.
Just Imagine Ghana achieving this feet with imported petroleum product and I wonder what is wrong with Nigeria.
Note that before they are exporting really they have enough to use in their country.
But Nigeria have more than four refineries in Nigeria and can’t produce enough product for her daily consumption.
Today Ghana has started building their economy through exportation of crude but here we are praying to leave recession.
Will Nigeria still remain the Giant of Africa