COVID-19 hasn’t affected petroleum production – Egbert


The Petroleum Commission has allayed fears the coronavirus outbreak is going to derail Oil and Gas Production in the Country.

According to the CEO of the Commission, Mr Egbert Faibile Jnr., none of the companies operating in Ghana’s Upstream Sector has been hit by the pandemic.

This he attributes to safety protocols been adhered to by these Companies.

Egbert Faibile Jnr, made this known when the Commission took delivery of some Solar-Pipe Hand Washing Machines to reduce further spread of the disease.

He said “So far, I am able to report that the companies  – Tullow, ENI, the and those who operate the FPOS , no report of COVID-19 has come to us from them. I think it is because the companies have taken the issues very seriously and are following the protocols.

“The numbers onshore have gone relatively low just ensure that COVID-19 does not come offshore and tem spread

“There is no effect on production. Production is on course.  Just like every other institution COVID-19 has affected us , but I want to say that it hasn’t stopped us from working. We follow the protocols, we follow the directives from the president and the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health service.”



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