Ghana: Gas Flow From Nigeria To Ghana Drops – WAPCo


The West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) has announced a drop in volume of gas available for transportation to customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana.

The company said this is due to ongoing maintenance works by one of its gas producers in Nigeria.

“One of the producers of the natural gas WAPCo transports from Nigeria has shut down its facility for a three-week maintenance, resulting in a decrease of gas available for WAPCo to transport to customers in Togo, Benin and Ghana,” a statement issued by WAPCo and copied to said.

“The current situation is entirely out of WAPCo’s control,” the statement added.

WAPCo said it continues to transport gas from the Western Region of Ghana to Tema, and it expects normalcy to return after the maintenance activities.

This portal cannot tell the current volume of gas available for WAPCo to transport to Ghana.

However, this portal can confirm that the situation is likely to reduce power generation and, therefore, result in pockets of outages in some parts of the West African nation.

Ghana relies on natural gas from Nigeria and domestic natural gas from Ghana Natural Gas Company to power most of the thermal power plants owned by VRA and Independent Power Generators.