Jubilee field operator, Tullow Ghana, says it is currently able to supply up to 120 million standard cubic feet of gas per day but power producers are unable to absorb all.
Bernice Natue, Communications and IR Manager of Tullow told the B&FT that “we supply what they ask for.”
Asked whether Tullow has challenges with its compressor, Ms Natue said: “No.”
The Business and Financial Times (B&FT) on Tuesday reported that the oil producer supplies only between 50-57 million standard cubic feet of gas for processing by the Ghana Gas Company Limited and on-ward to power generators for thermal power production due to challenges with their compressor.
However, Tullow, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said: “Tullow is currently able to supply up to 120 mmscf of gas per day and makes this volume of gas available every day. The volume requested by our customers has been well below this volume and so far has consistently been below their own requests.
While gas supplied from the Jubilee Field is an important component in reducing the current power supply deficit that has plunged the country into a power rationing regime over the past year.
The current power supply deficit has been necessitated by the poor inflow of water into the Bui and Akosombo Dams for hydropower generation, as well as funding challenges for crude oil purchases.