Ghana’s President John Mahama has announced plans to build a new refinery within the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) enclave.
According to the President, the move would place the country at the position of a downstream petroleum hub and also increase the distribution of petroleum products within the sub-region.
“TOR is going to grow its capital base and refinance its debt over a period of time and government is going to assist you with that.
“As I said the SVM contract is coming to an end and I’ve given instructions to the Ministry of Power, it’s supposed to revert to government. We are going to refurbish your storage tanks and expand the amount of petroleum products that we can produce and store,” Mahama said while speaking to workers of TOR during a visit with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Christopher Rowley.
“My vision is that insha Allah, that land there we will begin building a new refinery on it. We will ramp up this refinery to its maximum of 60,000 and then we will start the planning of a new 100,000 per day refinery,” the president added.
President Mahama’s comment follows the resumption of operations at the oil refinery. The company recently announced a profit of 800 million dollars between February and April this year citing the conversion of its debts into bonds.