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Ghana to have new oil refinery in August.

Accra, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Next August, Ghana will have a refinery that will produce liquefied petroleum gas, airplane fuel, gasoline, diesel and fuel oil, the Minister of Trade and Industry K.T. Hammond confirmed.

The facility will be located in the eastern city of Tema and will operate at the end of this month. It is an investment from the Sento business group, which is negotiating with the Ministry of Energy the purchase of 500,000 barrels of Ghanaian oil for its initial production, the minister said.

According to the program, the facility, whose construction cost was 1.98 million dollars, will refine 4,260,000 tons of crude oil by 2025.