The Petroleum Commission was established in July 2011 by an Act of Parliament, Act 821, to regulate and manage the exploitation of petroleum resources and to co-ordinate the policies in relation to them.
The Commission is the regulator of Ghana's upstream petroleum sector and is mandated to regulate, manage and co-ordinate all activities in this sector for the overall benefit and welfare of Ghanaians.
“A world class regulator promoting Ghana as an upstream petroleum hub”
"To promote, regulate and manage the efficient conduct of upstream petroleum operations and all allied activities and the utilization of petroleum resources on a sustainable basis for the overall benefit of the citizens of Ghana."
The Commission is committed to adhering to the highest professional ethics and individual integrity and other values that include:
We protect the social, environmental and economic livelihoods of communities that are affected by the petroleum activities of oil and gas companies.