Ghana has launched a Petroleum Register in accordance with the provisions of the new Petroleum Exploration and Production Law (Act 919, passed in late 2016).
The Petroleum Register is an online platform (www.ghanapetroleumregister.com) of a Public Register that hosts Petroleum Agreements and contracts ratified by Parliament as well as Petroleum Permits, Certificates, Authorisations, Approvals and Consents.
It is aimed at broadening the boundaries of transparency and information disclosure in Upstream Petroleum activities. It will also ensure efficient and effective utilisation of Ghana’s petroleum resources and provide the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) the single point or platform to monitor all upstream activities, government officials say.
Ghana Petroleum Commission, the country’s Upstream Regulator, prepared and launched the register, to deepen transparency in the petroleum upstream sector.
Present at the launch of the Petroleum Register were Egbert Faibille Jnr, Chief Executive of Petroleum Commission, Lawrence Apaalse, Chief Director of Ministry of Energy, Steve Manteaw, member of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), representatives from the organizations in the petroleum sector and some Directors of Petroleum Commission.