• Short Summary

    The Ghana Government is to take over the country's petrol industry. The country already owned?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Ghaip oil refinery (4 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    CU Ghaip oil refinery sign
    0.14

    3.
    GV PAN.. TO pipe-lines
    0.19

    4.
    GV Tankers leading up with petroleum (2 shots)
    0.26

    5.
    GV Tanker pulling out of hangar and leaving refinery (2 shots)
    0.43

    6.
    SV & GV Head office of shell in Ghana
    0.50

    7.
    SV & GV Shell petrol station
    0.54

    8.
    SV & GV Mobil House
    1.01

    9.
    GV Petrol station (Mobil)
    1.04

    10.
    CU,SV & PAN Texaco tanker filling up (2 shots)
    1.12

    11.
    PAN, CV & SV Car filling up at garage (3 shots)
    1.25

    12.
    GV Cars being filled up at Total station (3 shots)
    1.30

    13.
    GV Traffic scene
    1.36



    Initials ES. 2149 ES. 2237



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Ghana Government is to take over the country's petrol industry. The country already owned 50 per cent of the country's only refinery at Tema. The new decree guarantees continuous supply of petrol to all sections of the community.

    Shell, BP, Mobil Oil and Texaco, all the five petrol distributing firms in Ghana, are foreign and an Italian petrol group built the Tema refinery ten years ago.

    The Italian company have been part owners of the refinery with the Government until now but there was an agreement when the refinery was built for the Government to take over 50 per cent in 1974. In fact they made the take-over in December 1972, earlier than planned.

    The Government can pay compensation for any of the plants taken over. Their decree makes it an offence to smuggle any patrol product out of Ghana or to make an excessive or unlawful profit from petrol. Anyone trying to stop the Government taking control of petrol facilities can be fined up to 5,000 cedis (GBP 1,660) or jailed for up to two years.

    The Tema refinery handles 23,000 barrels a day. The town is only 18 miles from Accra, the capital and it has a modern port for berthing tankers.

    SYNOPSIS: The Government have also taken over all Ghana's petrol distribution.

    Shell, BP, Mobil Oil, Texaco and Total are the five petrol distribution companies. They are all foreign and the Government has guaranteed to continue supplying petrol to all sections of the community. Compensation may be paid for the plants taken over.

    The new decree makes it an offence to smuggle any petrol product out of Ghana, or to make an excessive or unlawful profit from petrol. Anyone trying to stop the Government taking control of petrol facilities can be fined up to five-thousand cedis or jailed for up to two years.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ROGDUY0RN0RR25RJOR1MNLKA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ROGDUY0RN0RR25RJOR1MNLKA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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