28 January 2013

Nigeria: Wapco Faults Delay in Pipeline Repairs

The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCO), operators of regional gas ventures, said the prospects of improving gas supply within the region could be hampered if the repair on the damaged pipeline that connects Nigeria to other parts of the region was further delayed.

Managing Director of the Company, Mr. Charles Adeniji, said the vandalised pipeline would lead to a daily loss of about $500,000 to $600,000 for the company and its operations.

The damage recorded on regional pipeline, took place during the re-opening of the Takoradi Regulating and Metering Station in Ghana, and Ghanaian authority had since called on Nigeria government to expedite action on the repair.

The supply of gas to Ghana is said to have been instrumental to the generation of over 110 megawatts of electricity and also afforded the power plants in the country's western port city of Takoradi the benefit of switching from costlier light crude.

The sub-Saharan pipeline project is the first pipeline project in the region initiated by governments of Nigeria, Benin, Ghana and Togo to aid supply from the Niger-Delta area of Escravos.

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