Nigerian company’s inability to supply agreed volume of gas to Ghana via the West African Gas Pipeline prompted renewed calls to seek alternative gas suppliers in that country.
The two countries had agreed on a daily gas supply of 120mmscf of gas from N-Gas, but the company is currently supplying an average of 30 mmscf, Pulse reported.
Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) thus announced that power supply to Ghanaian consumers will be affected for a few days due to vandalism on pipelines operated by the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) in Nigeria.
To resolve the challenge, the company added that engineers have commenced the process of converting all dual fuel thermal plants to run on Light Crude Oil, according to News Ghana.
“If N-Gas is not giving us much of the gas, we should be able to negotiate with other suppliers. So you can negotiate with other suppliers in Nigeria who can supply you through the same West African Gas Pipeline without breaking the law or breaching the contract. Ghana should be looking at that option as well,” Executive Director of the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP), Dr. Amin Adam, told press.