The discovery of oil and gas reserves in the Jubilee Fields in 2007 signified a turning point in the developmental efforts of the government and people of Ghana. In recognition of the potential of Ghana’s oil and gas resources in national development, former late president, Professor John Evans Atta Mills in February 2011 commissioned a “National Gas Development Task Force” to review and make appropriate recommendations for the speedy realisation of a national gas commercialisation infrastructure system. In April 2011 the Task Force submitted its report to the President. The recommendations therein included the evacuation and treatment of associated gas from the Jubilee Field production.
Acting upon the above, President John Atta Mills sanctioned the establishment of an indigenous company to undertake the project. As a result, the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) was formed, hence giving true expression to government's emphasis on ‘local content’ in the oil and gas industry.
Ghana Gas was thus incorporated as a limited liability company in July 2011 with the responsibility to build, own and operate infrastructure required for the gathering, processing, transporting and marketing of natural gas resources in the country.
The Offshore Pipeline, the Onshore Pipeline, the Gas Processing Plant, the NGLs Export System, and the Office Complex are collectively the “Project” and are also sometimes referred to collectively as the Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development Project or the Ghana Early Phase Gas Infrastructure Development Project.