Trinidad and Tobago looks to aid Ghana in developing its oil and gas industry

As part of celebrations marking the 63 th anniversary of Ghana’s independence, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Christopher Rowley (photo) said his country is ready to support Ghana in its efforts to build a solid oil and gas industry. The country, which has produced petroleum for almost 100 years, mainly exports liquefied natural gas (LNG) and has a large petrochemical industry, including seven methanol plants.

The outstretched hand of the Trinidadian leader was made during a meeting with the Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo and also concerns the other producing countries of the region. “We have proven expertise and technical know-how in the oil and gas sectors. With our experience, we intend to help the countries of West, Central and Southern Africa to develop their energy sector, ” said Dr Rowley.

It should be noted that the Takoradi Technical University and the University of Trinidad and Tobago are currently holding talks on the development of human resources and technical capacity for the benefit of the oil and gas industry in Ghana.

This cooperation should be useful for Ghana, which hopes to develop its oil supply, better monetize its gas and set up a petrochemical plant.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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