Plans for the implementation of the proposed US$ 54M Tema City Gate Gas Project in Ghana are ongoing. A parliamentary report has revealed that the Ghana National Cooperation (GNPC) is working to obtain the pre-requisite permits to ensure that the said project takes off without any hindrances.
The permits will allow the state agency responsible for the exploration, licensing, and distribution of petroleum-related activities in Ghana, to conduct; the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA); and Topographical, Geotechnical and Hydrological Surveys in addition to Front End Engineering Design (FEED); and Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC) of the low and medium pressures and digitization components.
The Tema City Gate Gas Project is expected to be executed in two phases in a span of 48 months starting from the day it breaks grounds.
The objective of the project
The objective of the Tema City Gate Gas Project is to improve GNPC’s access to potential natural gas off-takes as part of measures to resolve the low utilization of natural gas, with the associated risk of take-or-pay liabilities for GNPC.
Initially designed to process natural gas at a rate of 400m standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), scalable to 1,000, the project when completed is expected to create a market for low-pressure users of gas to propel the national industrialization agenda in Tema, a city on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana, and Accra, the capital city of Ghana.
It will also create a market for high-pressure gas, such as; Composed Natural Gas (CNG), which is usually used for industries and transportation; and provide a hub for molecule allocation, monitoring, tracking, and fiscal accounting across the gas value chain.