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General News of Monday, 21 February 2000

Source: UN Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)

Oil discovered in Western Region

Abidjan - Oil discovered in Western Region: A British company, Dana Petroleum, is said to have struck oil in significant quantities close to the Tano fields in the Western Region, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) reported on Wednesday. The possible reserves are estimated at about 200 million barrels of oil and 300 billion cubic feet of gas, the radio report said. A test programme is being planned to resolve uncertainties about the find.