Ghana's offshore platform
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Ghana became the world's newest oil producer

The West African nation of Ghana has begun to pump its first commercial oil after the discovery of the offshore Jubilee field three years ago.

President John Atta Mills turned on the valve at an offshore platform.

A consortium led by UK-based Tullow Oil hopes to produce 55,000 barrels per day, increasing to 120,000 barrels in six months.

Egon Cossou reports.

  • 15 Dec 2010