Following uncertainties over some months, Nigeria has finally resumed the supply of natural gas for the West Africa Gas Pipeline project, and Ghana will be able to power its electricity plant at Aboadze.
The ThisDay citing a Reuters report said Nigeria has restarted the supply of 30 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas to Ghana on March 20, 2010 after a one-year outage caused by pipeline vandalism and fuel quality problems.
Managing Director of the West Africa Pipeline Company, Jack Derickson was quoted by Reuters as saying, “The volume of gas flowing is approximately 30 million cubic feet per day, which is enough to generate 110 megawatts.”
With the resumption of gas supply, Ghana will be able to switch from using more expensive crude oil to far cheaper and cleaner energy, gas to power its Aboadze thermal power plant for the supply of electricity which has been in short supply recently in the country leading to power rationing.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi