3rd edition of Ghana Gas Forum to be held in September

The Gas Consortium has scheduled the 3rd edition of Ghana Gas Forum (GGF) on the September 15, 2015. The 2015 forum will be chaired by Dr. Kwesi Botchwey and Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Petroleum Minister for the Republic of Ghana, will deliver an address for the opening ceremony.

Ghana Gas Forum is an indigenous knowledge resource that aims at bolstering policy making for Ghana’s natural gas industry.

The upcoming meeting will bring together policy makers, senior decision-makers, experts and thought leaders from government stakeholder institutions, private sector and civil society.

The forum will feature an international expert panel comprising Mr. Conrad Enill, former Energy Minister, Trinidad & Tobago – a leading natural gas producing country with almost a 100 years of experience – and Mr. Stephen Dow (Centre for Energy Policy, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee), a Senior Lecturer in Energy Law with global industry experience and interests in financing of energy projects.

The presentations over the course of the 2-day forum will cover the range of economic, financial and legal aspects of the industry.

Key highlights on the agenda include presentations by Mr. Kwame Awuah-Darko, Managing Director of Bulk Oil Storage & Transportation, Mr. Alex Mould, CEO of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Isaac K. Koffi, CEO of Volta River Authority and Dr. Sipa-Adjah Yankey, CEO of Ghana National Gas Company.

Given the success of previous endeavours, GGF is recognized as Ghana’s leading energy conference to focus entirely on the natural gas industry, and it is set to invite critical input on specific policy considerations and programme outlines while enabling knowledge sharing and rigorous discussion amongst participants.

The forum will culminate in the pronouncement of recommendations by the Governing Board, which includes the Chairman Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, Mr. Kweku Awotwi (Principal, Africa Power Systems Management) and Mr. Theo Sackey (MD, Cenpower Generation).

It has endorsements from the Ministry of Petroleum and Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) – the sole holder of the natural gas transmission license – and is also open to organizations and individuals with shared interests.

The platform has attracted the support of a range of institutions including the Energy Commission, Ghana National Gas Company, Volta River Authority, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Finance, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

According to Executive Secretary of The Gas Consortium Mr. Senam Francis Gbeho, “The significant recognition and support that Ghana Gas Forum has received from Government, private sector and civil society over the years attests to Ghana’s openness and willingness to take full advantage of this resource. As a group of Ghanaians that formed this platform with an understanding of the contribution the natural gas industry is set to make to the country’s economic development, we are excited about the rich discourse set to take place once again. GGF 2015 is set up to invite fresh perspectives, share knowledge and generate discourse that will highlight solutions to the emerging issues.”

Source: Citi FM Online