The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) in Ghana will restart the operations following a temporary shutdown in 2008.

As the refinery has been unable to secure crude, the production is said to have stalled for the past two weeks, reported.

Following the order of the Ghana government, a cargo of 1.2 million barrels of crude oil arrived in December and hence, the refinery will be able to restart its operation.

The refinery was shut down to facilitate renovation and refurbish the refinery.

In the past, the shut-downs has been linked to the shortage of material used by textile companies, the news agency reported.

The oil refinery, which has a capacity of 43,000bpd, is located in Tema about 40kms from Accra, Ghana.