Ghana’s Minister for Energy Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh and some senior officials of the Ministry of Energy, Petroleum Commission (PC) Bulk Energy Storage and Transportation (BEST), and GOIL PLC have paid a working visit to Tranidad & Tobago to understudy the country’s oil and gas sector.

Trinidad & Tobago is a leading icon with long-held expertise in hydrocarbon exploration, production, refining, and transportation, among others.

The visit, therefore, is aimed at identifying and fostering partnerships for the overall benefit of Ghana.

In a post on the Ministry’s Facebook, it said the delegation visited Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited; a wholly owned state enterprise with the mandate to ensure the commercial development of the Pitch Lake of Trinidad and Tobago, the world’s largest deposit of natural asphalt.

After extensive discussions and a tour of the lake, understanding the operations of the company which also includes the manufacturing of bitumen emulsions, the Minister hinted that further discussions remain very much on the cards.

“This working visit beyond the opportunity to also explore advanced technologies in various areas of the oil and gas value chain, will help foster stronger ties and collaboration between the energy sectors of Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago,” Dr. Prempeh said.