Enterprise Television- Ghana Gas Supply Threatened by Nigerian Pipeline Fire
The supply of gas from Nigeria to Ghana may have suffered another setback following the damage caused by a fire incident on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System, which supplies gas from Escravos in the Niger Delta area to Lagos.
The pipeline, which supplies gas to power plants in the South-West, also feeds the West Africa Gas Pipeline System (WAGPS).
The $1bn WAGPS, operated by the West Africa Pipeline Company Limited, was built to supply natural gas from Nigeria to customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana. Ghana gets 25% of power supply through gas from Nigeria which passes through the pipeline by Benin and Togo. The country came to agreement with Nigeria to receive 120 million standard cubic feet[scf] of gas daily.
Dr. Maikanti Baru the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday organised an immediate assessment of the damage caused by the fire to the owned by the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Limited, a subsidiary of the national oil firm.