Ghana has started exporting fuel and gas oil to the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali from the state-owned Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) Limited, which is also supplying petroleum products to Benin Republic and Nigeria.
Ghana’s Minister of Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, said there were plans to extend the exports to Liberia in the coming months. The minister said the vision of the government was to make Ghana the hub for the distribution of petroleum products in the West African sub-region.
The Bolgatanga Petroleum Depot, with a capacity of 46 million litres of refined gasoline and gas oil, was re-inaugurated in August 2015. Buah said Ghana had been ushered into a new gas era that would guarantee its energy security for the next two decades.