WAPCo reduces gas supply to Ghana for 3 weeks due to maintenance works in Nigeria; Customers could suffer disruptions

Supply of natural gas from the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) to Ghana has been affected by ongoing maintenance works by one of the company’s producers in Nigeria.

A press release by WAPCo dated June 12, 2024 said, the maintenance works are expected to last three weeks.
The press release, signed by Dr Isaac Adjei Doku, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, WAPCo, indicated that, “The current situation is entirely out of WAPCo’s control.”

The development will also affect Ghana’s neighbours, Togo and Benin.

Decrease in gas supply
The release said, the shut down of the facility, has led to a decrease of gas available for WAPCo to transport to customers in Togo, Benin and Ghana.

As a result of the development, the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have announced a possible three-week interruption in power supply.

A joint statement from the two companies, however, assured the public that everything is being done to optimize available resources and ensure minimal impact of the reduction in gas supply on consumers.

Read statement of WAPCo

Read statement of GRIDCo and ECG

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