Shell LNG to bring reliable, cleaner energy to Ghana

Brian Muriuki

Shell has had operations in West Africa for more than 80 years, playing a vital role in delivering cleaner, affordable energy to the region.

As part of the company’s Powering Progress strategy, it has set ambitious goals that lay out how it believe Shell can and must play a role as the world accelerates towards a future of cleaner energy.

The company is working with its customers and stakeholders to find ways to reduce the overall carbon footprints and deliver real value.

Partnering with others includes supporting government policies to reduce carbon emissions, sector by sector.

“Natural gas has an important role in the transition to a lower-carbon global energy system and we look forward to playing a role in bringing a reliable supply of affordable, cleaner-burning fuel to Ghana, in close partnership with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Tema LNG Terminal Company. This is a long-term partnership aimed at securing Ghana’s energy supply today and in the future which will enable the country to become a hub for regional LNG expansion,” the company said in a statement.

According to Shell, Medium and long term projections show a clear need for LNG as well as domestic gas to meet Ghana’s energy needs and support economic growth.

This project will provide further resilience and supply security while ensuring growing demand in the east can be met.

The imported LNG will provide Ghana with greater energy resilience, particularly in undersupplied or isolated regions, enhanced storage capability, and support industrial and economic growth by creating greater opportunities for thermal power and heavy industry to switch to natural gas.

“Shell is looking forward to expanding its presence in Ghana and supporting the first major import terminal for LNG in West Africa. Shell will leverage its exemplary LNG market position to provide supply on competitive terms that will see delivered gas compete credibly over the long term with both imported and domestic sources of supply”.

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