The West African Gas Pipeline has shut down its station following a breach developed on its lines located on the sea bed of the Togolese maritime zone.
The breach was detected after the company had discovered a low pressure in its pipeline.
Briefing the media on this new developments in Takoradi on Friday , the General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Harriet Wereko-Brobby, said the incident occurred at about 3:oo am on Tuesday , August 28.
She said the Togolese navy engaged an unidentified vessel in a firing , which had then docked within the pipeline protection zone.
The vessel , she said , in an attempt to escape the firing moved without pulling up its anchor, as a result, the anchor rammed into the pipeline , causing a breach in the process.
She said a team of engineers are yet to be deployed to the scene to determine the extent of damage.
She hoped that lines would be repaired as soon as possible to enable the company resume full scale operation.
Meanwhile , the Ghana Electricity Company (ECG) had been compelled by the incident to introduce rationing of power supply across the country due to inadequate gas to run the thermal plants for electricity generation.
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