Ghana awaits long-delayed gas plant to boost economy

Natural gas processing plant in Atuabo, outside a village on Ghana's remote west coast, pictured on September 2, 2014Can a long-delayed natural gas plant transform a nation’s economy? Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama certainly hopes so, labelling a new facility even more important than the discovery of oil. The plant in Atuabo, outside a village on Ghana’s remote west coast, is finally due to open in December, producing a projected 500 megawatts of electricity. It will help save the treasury about $500 million (385 million euros) every year in crude oil imports.

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