GNPC begins exploration for oil in commercial quantities in Northern, Savanna and North East Regions

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The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is optimistic of finding oil in commercial quantities in the Northern, Savanna and North East Regions.

The Chief Executive Officer of GNPC, Dr. KK Sarpong who made the announcement during a meeting with the Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior during a visit to the latter’s office in Tamale said plans are far advanced to begin works in the area.

According to him, the Corporation is swinging into full action with exploration activities.

The Tamale Mayor who took to his Facebook page to announce the working visit by Dr. KK Sarpong and his team to his office wrote ‘’the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Dr K K Sarpong paid a working visit to my office to brief me about GNPC’s exploration for oil in the Northern Regions. He was of the firm belief that oil will be found in the Regions’’.

Mr. Superior added that ‘’the Northern, Savana and North East Regions form about 52 per cent of the Voltarian Basin and stretches across 104,000 square kilometres (km2) of land. It is a potential hub of commercial quantities of oil. A number of districts in the three Regions are said to have huge potential for natural resource which has not been harnessed’’.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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