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I have never been angrier! At 6.30 a.m. last Monday, 24 hours after the usual powerlessness, I was certain my area was going to be turned on. The power did come on at 6.35 a.m. alright and I got on to my laptop.

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Energy Crisis and the Collapse of the Ghanaian Economy: Lessons

Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah will be turning restlessly in his grave by now as he looks at the leaders who have succeeded him. He will be asking how leaders could be so visionless as to allow his beloved country to sink this low as far as Electric Power production and supply is concerned.

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Benefits and challenges of ECG prepaid metering

Prepaid metering or smart metering is the means of paying for electricity before its consumption.

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Local insurers land multimillion US$ oil deals

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) and the Petroleum Commission have reached an agreement that mandates companies in the upstream petroleum sector to cede their insurance business to local insurers, in line with efforts to maximise the participation of local insurance companies in the oil & gas sector.

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Local insurers land multimillion US$ oil deals

 

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) and the Petroleum Commission have reached an agreement that mandates companies in the upstream petroleum sector to cede their insurance business to local insurers, in line with efforts to maximise the participation of local insurance companies in the oil & gas sector.

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Banks loses out on risk-free oil deals

 

The Petroleum Commission (PC) has noted that many local banks are missing out on a number of risk-free deals in the oil and gas industry due to their failure to research and understand workings in the upstream petroleum sector.

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Power crisis causes job losses

 

Electricity supply challenges over the past few years have adversely affected the operations of processing, manufacturing, and mining companies -- leading to substantial job-losses as companies look to reduce their overhead costs.

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Is it a misplaced virtue?

 

The European Union defined CSR as a “concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis (European Commission 2001).

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The essence of the National Petroleum Authority

 

The petroleum downstream industry has been a contest between the industry players (petroleum service providers) and the consumer. The industry wants profitability while the consumer wants value for money. None of these must occur at the expense of the other.

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IMANI Alert: Can the Tema Oil Refinery deliver today? A possible way out

 

The energy sector is undoubtedly the most essential sector if Ghana is to come out of its current economic atrophy. President Mahama underscored this fact when he declared that the Atuabo Gas project is his view, is the game changer in Ghana’s energy mix and an attempt to resurrect the near moribund economy. That the second Millennium Challenge Compact is dedicated to energy attest to the vision.

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IFC partners VRA to help improve power generation in Ghana

 

International Finance Corporation IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana’s national power generation utility, to support private sector investment in Ghana’s power sector.

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Global oil and gas transaction activity by region

 

According to EY, 2013 was a year of regional transaction themes and non-African NOC buyers. East Africa saw more transactions activity in emerging oil and gas provinces due to renewed exploration appetite in the West African and West Transform margins.

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A disgruntled power sector

 

The power sector has been dissected by many as experts attempt to diagnose the main challenges plaguing the sector and find the appropriate remedy.

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