Petroleum industry leaders, experts and decision-makers in West Africa are gearing up to gather in Accra, the capital of Ghana, for this year’s Ghana International Petroleum Conference (GhipCon) scheduled from 28th-30 September 2022.

This year’s event—the 3rd Edition—will witness the convergence of regulators and petroleum downstream stakeholders from across the West African Sub-region and beyond.

Under the auspices of Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, the conference will be organised by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), in collaboration with the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) and the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA).

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, is expected to deliver a keynote address at this year’s conference dubbed: ‘Energy Transition in the African Petroleum Downstream Context: Prospects, Challenges and the Way Forward’.

The conference is designed to actively bring to the fore the downstream petroleum industry’s perspective and guidance on issues of energy transition and how government policy and regulatory framework could drive the Transition process.

It also highlights best practices for the advancement of the industry, not only in Ghana but across the West African sub-region and beyond.

For the first time, the conference will have a regulator’s workshop for a third of the conference.

The workshop is expected to share best practices amongst ECOWAS regulators in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire and Togo and other key stakeholders on progress made thus far on the adoption of the mandated AFRI-5 (50-ppm Sulphur) Fuel Specifications and promote collaboration on the implementation going forward.

Panellists would discuss issues of governmental and regulatory policy, and best practices for the advancement of the industry.




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