Ghana Gas and AfGen deal aims to curb Ghana's power crisis

gas  shannonpatrick17The pact will seek to assure Ghana the amount of gas supply needed to address the power deficit in the country. (Image source: shannonpatrick17/Flickr)Ghana Gas has signed a memorandum of understanding with African Power Generation (AfGen) for developing projects aimed at providing additional gas to the country

The pact aims to ensure that Ghana's gas supply is great enough to help address the country's current power deficit.

Ghana has been experiencing frequent power cuts due to the inability of the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAGPCo) to supply gas to the country from Nigeria.

WAGPCo, operator of the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), shut down its operations in August 2012 as a result of vandalised pipelines in Lome, Togo.

Gasol revealed that as part of the agreement AfGen, an affiliate of UK-based Gasol Plc, and Ghana Gas will "explore the establishment of various joint venture arrangements for the supply of imported natural gas, into Ghana as well as the downstream sale and marketing of gas to power generators and industrial/mineral processing enterprises in Ghana".

Gasol COO Alan Buxton said, "We are very pleased that Ghana Gas has agreed to explore collaboration with AfGen in a broadly defined partnership, including the importation and supply of non-indigenous gas to customers in Ghana, thereby assisting in bridging the Ghanaian gas deficit for power generation."

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