Ghana, the West African nation that started oil exports about two years ago, will build a water- treatment plant to cater to oil fields in the country’s Western region, the Ghana News Agency reported.
The Ghana Water Co., the state utility, is losing out because oil companies buy treated water from neighboring Ivory Coast, the GNA cited Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister Alhaji Collins Dauda as saying.
Tullow Oil Plc operates Ghana’s offshore Jubilee oil field and is developing other sites in the area. Eni SpA, Kosmos Energy Ltd. and Hess Corp. are also working in the country’s growing crude industry.
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