Initial visual assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency, suggests, that the substance discovered at Apremudu may be bitumen and not crude oil.
A video which has since gone viral shows some persons collecting portions of a thick dark substance from underground at Apremdu, in the Effia Kwesimintsim Municipality of the Western Region.
Speaking in an interview with Empire News the regional director of the EPA George Diawuoh, said “visually we suspect it to be bitumen”.
He, however, noted that samples of the substance have been collected for laboratory tests, and they expect the results in a few days.
Meanwhile, the discovery of the said substance has resulted in some anxiety among the dwellers of the town, as they see it as an economic breakthrough as some presume it to be crude oil.