WAPCo to purchase gas from Dangote refinery for supply across W. Africa

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The West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAPCo) has begun talks with Dangote Refinery to buy gas to bridge an estimated 300 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd) deficit in Ghana by the year 2020, so as to improve power generation in Ghana, The Guardian reports.

Managing Director of WAPCo, Walter Perez, who spoke in Lagos at the Natural Gas Business Forum 2017 organised by the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA), told stakeholders that the company’s main mandate is to transport natural gas from Nigeria to customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana in a safe, responsible and reliable manner, at prices competitive with other fuel alternatives.

Perez said Nigeria has enough gas to supply all of Africa for a long time with reserves of 187 trillion cubic feet of gas, but has been hampered by several challenges, which have made gas supply inefficient.