Chinese Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) says it is committed to supporting Ghana in developing its oil and gas industry so that the West African country could derive maximum benefits from its rich hydrocarbon resources, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
"We are here definitely for the long haul. I think it's a long-term strategy to assist and support Ghana in all of its needs, economic and social and anything that we can contribute to the improvement of the country," said Mushtaq Kaloo, engineering advisor to Sinopec.
Kaloo told Xinhua at Ghana's first ever gas processing plant, located at Atuabo, 327 kilometers west of the capital Accra. The plant was constructed by Sinopec.
Ghana National Gas Company contracted Sinopec in July 2012 to construct the gas facility to take over the associated gas coming from the Jubilee oil fields. The facility started processing gas last November.