Comprehensive  Ghana Oil and Gas news, information, updates, analysis


News in Brief

Nigeria restores gas supply to Ghana

gaslandNigeria gas has resumed the supply of gas to Ghana through the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo). The flow, which started last Saturday with a low volume of about 13 million standard cubic feet (SCF), is expected to improve in the coming days.

The resumption of the supply of gas by Nigeria to neighbouring countries followed the resolution of the labour unrest that rocked Nigeria Gas, which necessitated the cut in supply.

Closure of pipelines

The cut in gas supply to Ghana resulted in a major electricity generation shortfall of nearly 500 megawatts.

Nigeria is contractually bound to supply 120 million cubic feet per day (pd) of gas to Ghana through the transnational gas pipeline but it has not been able to meet its obligation because of labour unrest and other challenges.

Good news

A source at the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum described the resumption in gas supply from Nigeria as good news for the country’s energy sector.

It said the cut in supply had resulted in the shutdown of various electricity generating units in Tema and Aboadze.

It said the Sunon Asogli plant in Tema, which contributes, on the average, about 180 megawatts and depends solely on gas, had to shut down after exhausting the pressure in the pipeline from Nigeria.

Currently, most of the plants at the Aboadze power enclave in the Shama District in the Western Region have, like the Sunon-Asogli Power plant, been converted to run on gas.

The VRA was happy with the resumption of gas supply, as its engineers said they would not re-convert the plants to run on light crude oil (LCO).

Source: Graphic Online

Profile photo of Editor
Follow Us

Editor

Reporting Oil and Gas project was launched on 4th June 2009atTakoradi, Western Region, Ghana by Penplusbytes (PPB – www.penplusbytes.org) with the vision of providing a one stop online information and knowledge about Ghana’s oil and gas sector
Profile photo of Editor
Follow Us

Share this article

Leave a reply

Personality of the Month
  • Prof. Thomas Mba Akabzaa Chief Director of Ministry of Petroleum          …
Follow Us Online
Join the Discussions

Summary: Revenue mobilization from the oil sector for Agricultural production in Ghana, a myth or reality?

Agriculture, once considered the backbone of Ghana’s economy recorded a reduction of its contribution to GDP from 45% in 1992…

Responses Add your response


About Us
Reporting Oil and Gas project was launched on 4th June 2009 at Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana by Penplusbytes (www.penplusbytes.org) with the vision of providing a one stop online information and knowledge about Ghana’s oil and gas sector read more
Events Calendar
<< Aug 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Twitter Activity Stream
 

Partners We are proud to be associated with:

Skip to toolbar