Nigeria’s Dangote Group, which is currently building one of the world’s largest refinery, will supply natural gas to Ghana through West Africa Gas Pipeline Company. Ghana will receive over 20% of natural gas from the petrochemical plant that is under construction in Nigeria to fire its power generating plants, 3News reported.
The group is building one of the world’s largest oil refineries and a petrochemical complex with investments worth $16b. Dangote aims to selling refined petroleum products, as well as fertilizer and natural gas to Ghana and other parts of the world, according to All Africa.
The refinery will start operations in late 2019 at a production capacity of 650,000b/d. While the petrochemical plant is expected to produce 750,000mt/y of polypropylene, a capacity which is 13 times bigger than the Eleme Petrochemical Unit by Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. Additionally, the fertilizer plant is expected to come online in 2017, with a production capacity of 2.8mt/y of urea and ammonia.
It is noted that Nigeria currently produces between 2.2m and 2.5mb/d of crude, yet is not able to process more than about 100,000b/d, with the countries existing four refineries working at only 5% of their capacity.