King M. Taylor | Commercial Director
West Coast Gas

King M. Taylor, Commercial Director, West Coast Gas

King Taylor has worked in various capacities in Ghana’s Energy sector for over a decade.
He is currently engaged as the Local Advisory Consultant for the development of the first
ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Ghana.
As Technical Assistant to Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, King played an instrumental role in
the development, negotiation, and construction of over half a gigawatt of thermal power
capacity valued well over $1 billion.
As an Engineer, he has been involved in the design, installation and commissioning of
both simple and combined cycle power plants, most of which have achieved commercial
operation. He was part of the team of engineers that commissioned the first gas turbine
(operating) on natural gas in Ghana in 2008. He also played a significant role in the
commissioning of the West African Gas Pipeline Takoradi Regulating and Metering
Station whiles facilitating the delivery of first gas in Ghana.
In the commercial domain, King has been involved in the review, negotiation and
structuring of various Gas Sales Agreements which were being considered by the
Government of Ghana in the last three years. He was part of the commercial team that
structured the recently executed Gas Sales Agreement between Gazprom Global and the
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
King has a BSc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering degree from Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, an MSc. Engineering and
Management degree from Coventry University, U.K. and Master’s degree in Public
Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. He also
holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate.

Appearances:



VIP Conference Day 1 @ 11:40

The African gas outlook

  •     African gas fast facts
  •     Gas – the flavour of the decade, how long will the trend last?
  •     Demand and supply projections
  •     The LNG revolution - testing traditional gas businesses and pricing models
  •     New off-takers to look out for
  •     Importing country perspectives
  •     Opportunities and challenges for smaller-resource countries

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