The West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) has disclosed that it would be resuming natural gas supply from Nigeria to its customers in the Republic of Benin, Togo, and Ghana.
WAPCo, which is the operator of the West African Gas Pipeline was built for the sole purpose of supplying natural gas to these countries.
The disclosure by WAPCo was made in a statement that announced the successful completion of the cleaning and inspection of its 20 offshore pipelines from Badagry in Nigeria to Takoradi in Ghana.
According to the statement, the internal inspection of the 569 km offshore pipeline was completed on Sunday, February 23, 2020, almost one month ahead of the scheduled completion date of March 20, 2020.
“Following the successful cleaning and inspection of the offshore pipeline, WAPCo is resuming the transportation of gas to its customers in Benin, Togo, and Ghana.
“In Ghana, WAPCo is currently transporting natural gas to its Takoradi Regulating and Metering Station only. Gas transportation to its Tema Regulating and Metering Station will commence after the completion of ongoing expansion works under the Takoradi to Tema Interconnection Project expected to be operational in March 2020,” the statement read.
WAPCo also showed appreciation towards its stakeholders, thanking them for the support during the cleaning and inspection exercise that allowed it to safely and efficiently execute the work plan ahead of schedule.
The company said with this completion, it is better positioned to offer reliable and improved service to its customers in Ghana, Togo, and Benin in their effort to provide greater access to affordable and reliable power for economic growth.
“With the completion of the pipeline cleaning and inspection exercise, WAPCo is better positioned to offer reliable and improved service to its customers in Ghana, Togo, and Benin in their effort to provide greater access to affordable and reliable power for economic growth,” it said.
According to the statement, the Ghana Ministry of Energy, Nigeria Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Benin Ministry of Energy Water and Mines, Togo Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Volta River Authority, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, and Chevron Nigeria Limited, among others, played significant roles in ensuring the success of the exercise.