Nigeria Postpones Decision To Cut Gas Supply to Ghana

by on October 19, 2015

The West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has postponed its earlier decision to cut gas supplies to Ghana. This decision was taken after rounds of negotiations in Abuja.

Harriet Wereko-Brobby spokeswoman for the Ghanaian delegation stated: “By next week we are expecting a way forward. There appears to be a will by all the parties to resolve the issue without the flow of gas being cut off.”

The Government of Ghana paid N-Gas US$10 million last week.

The Ghanaian Power Generating Company Volta River Authority (VRA) owes N-Gas US$103 million.

Shortages of electricity in Ghana has led to “dumsor”, increasing the interest in renewable energy. Ghana plans to become a major regional exporter of electrical power using oil from the Jubilee oil field.

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Maxwell Ashiuloka.


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