TOR increases daily crude production by 20,000 barrels
“We are moving from 45,000 to 65,000 barrels a day and we had to carry out the test run to ascertain the bottlenecks that will prevent us from getting to the 65,000 barrels,” he said.
The exercise was completed last Friday, December 16, 2016.
Mr. Awuah Darko further explained that the move would increase the efficiency of TOR in the refinery of crude and the production other related fuels for consumption.
“Based on what we’ve done, we have moved from processing a million barrels from forty-five days to processing a million barrels in a month. So right now, TOR is going to consume three million barrels in two months versus a million barrel in a month and a half,” he observed.
The expansion and test run of the refinery comes ahead of a test run for crude from the Tweneboah Entomme Nyera (TEN) oil fields.
The test run will be conducted on Friday, December 23, 2016.
The process which is expected to inform TOR of the commercial value of the by-products, is also expected to influence major policy decision on the sulphur specification content for diesel.