West African Gas Pipeline Project Misses Another Deadline
The West African Gas Pipeline project under which Nigeria is to supply Ghana, Togo and Benin with natural gas, will miss another deadline to resume supplies.
The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) had said it would resume transportation of gas to the three countries on April 30th after completion of repairs to its damaged pipe in Togo.
However, the company has said in a statement that it’s “schedule had slipped because of two main challenges contracting and line cleaner defect”.
Ghana, which has been suffering serious power shortage because Sunon Asogli, a company which generates 200 megawatts of power using gas, which has been out of business since August last year, has expressed “great concern” about the development.
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum noted in a statement in Accra on Monday that this was not the first time WAPCo was failing to deliver on its promise of resuming gas transportation to Ghana since the damage to the gas pipeline on Aug. 28, 2012.