Takoradi: Did Ghana's oil town strike it rich?
7 May 2013 Last updated at 15:49 BST
Ghana's first commercial oil began flowing in December 2010 from a field 60km offshore.
The government says oil money will fund new roads, ports and railways.
But two and a half years on, what difference has it made to the lives of people in the once run-down port of Takoradi, the hub for the new industry?
Rob Walker reports.