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09.01.2008 Business & Finance

Gas Pipeline Ready For Business

The Ghana portion of the West Africa Pipeline (WAGP) project is now ready to receive supplies from the project source in Nigeria.

During a visit by the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu, to some of the project sites in the Western Region, it became evident that the delay in the flow of gas through the lines could be traced to the source of the project in Nigeria.

The WAGP is expected to transport natural gas from Nigeria, through Benin and Togo to Ghana, and is expected to provide a more affordable source of energy to the country than crude oil.

Workers on all the three operational sites, namely the WAGP, the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Takoradi Thermal Plant, which are close to each other at Aboadze near Takoradi, are said to be in readiness to receive the gas from Nigeria.

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