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Title: The Potential of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as A Viable Energy Option for the Industrial Sector in Ghana
Authors: Inkoom, Daniel K. B.
Biney, Beatrice Sakyibea
Keywords: Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Industries
Energy
Price Volatility
Policy
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa
Citation: Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa ,Volume 12, No.6, 2010
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to assess the potential of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a viable energy option for the industrial sector in Ghana, as most of the LPG available in the Ghanaian market is utilized in the residential sector. Many households, industries and other consumers in Ghana continue to suffer from serious shortfall of electricity supply and highly volatile oil prices. Using data collected through face to face interviews, observations, and discussions from a sample of 60 industries located in Tema, Ghana, the research identified a potential for increased LPG use in industries if safety concerns, price volatility, product availability, technical issues associated with boilers and furnaces, and policies issues are addressed. The paper concludes that a policy shift and support to the private sector are needed to enhance LPG use in industry. It also concludes that a favorable investment climate, the development of technical infrastructure, as well as the regional cooperation and integration in the energy sector is essential for the sustainable development of the energy sector.
Description: Article published in Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Volume 12, No.6, 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3425
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