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UPDATE 1-Ghana government requests funds to acquire oil assets

(Adds details on planned purchases)

ACCRA, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Ghana’s finance and energy ministries have asked parliament to provide $1.65 billion to a subsidiary of state oil company GNPC to acquire assets from two domestic operators, the speaker of parliament said on Monday.

The speaker, Alban Bagbin, told parliament that GNPC’s subsidiary planned to buy assets from Aker Energy and AGM Petroleum.

Aker holds a 50% participating interest in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points block, where GNPC controls a 10% stake and Lukoil 38%. AGM Petroleum has assets in the South Deep Water Tano oilfield. (Reporting by Christian Akorlie; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Chris Reese and Grant McCool)

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