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17 Dec 2010

Commercial oil production was set to begin next Wednesday in the Jubilee Oil Field off the southwest coast of Ghana, the Minister for Energy Joseph Obteng Adjei announced here on Sunday.

Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills would press the button, which would officially declare that Ghana was among the oil producing countries of the world, the minister told Xinhua on Sunday.

Adkeo described the start of oil production as a great occasion for Ghanaians, who, over the years had been dreaming to have commercial oil production so as to accelerate the economic development of the West African country.

On cooperation between Ghana and its oil partners, Adjei said that there had been a mutual respect and understanding between the...