The $1bn gas pipeline, West Africa Pipeline Company Limited, which was built to supply natural gas from Nigeria to customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana, is yet to recover from the impact of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta as gas flowing into it have been significantly curtailed.
Last year, Nigeria saw a resurgence of militant attacks in the Niger Delta that caused the nation’s production to plummet to a near 30-year low and disrupted gas supply to power plants.
The Managing Director, WAPCo, Mr. Walter Perez revealed that the company’s operation was severely affected by the militancy in the Niger Delta. “Our business is still in place but the gas volumes have been significantly curtailed,” he said.
Ghana gets about 25 per cent of its power supply through gas from Nigeria, which flows through the pipeline via Benin and Togo. It has a deal with Nigeria to receive a contractual 120 million standard cubic feet of gas daily.
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