The Petroleum Commission is the Regulator of Ghana’s upstream petroleum industry. It was established in July, 2011 by an Act of Parliament, the Petroleum Commission Act 2011, Act 821, to regulate and manage the utilisation of petroleum resources and to co-ordinate policies in relation to them.
What we do
Promote Ghana’s hydrocarbon potential
Monitor and ensure compliance with national policies and laws related to upstream petroleum activities
Promote sustainable and cost-efficient petroleum activities for the overall benefit and welfare of Ghanaians
Promote local content and local participation in the industry
Ensure compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) standards in upstream petroleum activities
Issue permits to companies seeking to operate in Ghana’s upstream petroleum industry
Corporate Vision: To be a world class regulator promoting Ghana as an upstream petroleum hub.
Mission: To promote, regulate and manage the efficient conduct of upstream petroleum operations and all allied activities and the Utilisation of petroleum resources on a sustainable basis for the overall benefit of the citizens of Ghana.