Thursday 23 November, 2017

Former energy minister to speak at Ghana Gas Forum

Former minister of energy Conrad Enill delivers the feature address at the Ghana Gas Forum 2013. The 2017 edition of the forum takes place November 7 and 8.

Former minister of energy Conrad Enill delivers the feature address at the Ghana Gas Forum 2013. The 2017 edition of the forum takes place November 7 and 8.

Former minister of energy Conrad Enill is scheduled to speak at the 4th edition of the Ghana Gas Forum (GGF) which will take place November 7 and 8 at the Tang Palace Hotel, Ghana.

The GGF2017 will kick-off with an Energy Minister's Session which will feature a presentation by the Ghanaian Minister of Energy, Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko.

His presentation will be followed by a keynote address from Enill.

With expected expansion of Ghana's thermal generation capacity, growth is anticipated in the African nation’s natural gas supply.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) provides an opportunity to address the disruptions in the supply of natural gas to Ghana's power hubs, but the importation of gas via this technology bears the risk of increasing the weighted average cost of gas.

LNG importation, however, may undermine the primary policy focus of monetising domestic gas, by competing with financing that could be alternatively deployed towards the expansion of the country's gas processing infrastructure.

The forum will facilitate policy assessments and debates among stakeholders with focus on meeting Ghana’s growing demand for national and regional electricity against the backdrop of the expected growth of its natural gas supply.  

These discussions will culminate in recommendations captured in the GGF2017 Executive Report, to address the range of emerging issues within the energy sector.

The forum will provide participants with comprehensive perspectives on Ghana's current gas sector policy priorities and plans that hinge on economic, commercial and legal factors.