Ghana: state-run oil refinery to resume full operation by end of 3rd quarter

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Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Ghana’s state-run oil refinery, has given the assurance that it would be in full operation by the end of September 2019.

Managing Director of TOR, Isaac Osei, said the refinery which has capacity to process 45,000 barrels of crude oil per day, requires private sector participation to inject additional capital into its operations to shore up processing to 100,000 barrels per day.

He said the refinery was currently processing 25,000 barrels of crude oil per day, below its capacity, because one of the refinery’s furnace had been out of operation for the past two years.

Mr. Osei, however, assured the public that the dysfunctional furnace would be replaced by June this year, in order to boost the refinery’s operations.

Mr Osei made this known when the Energy Ministry took its turn at the Meet-the-Press series in Accra recently.

The media encounter afforded the Energy Minister and heads of agencies under the ministry to render account of their stewardship to the public and engage in positive dialogue towards enhancing quality service delivery.

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