There will be a shortage of gas for 10 hours on May 10 - WAPCo
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There will be a shortage of gas for 10 hours on May 10 - WAPCo

- The West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) has announced a planned suspension of supply of gas to the residents of Tema in the Greater Accra region

- The 10-hour halt in supply would pave way for repair works under the Takoradi-Tema Interconnection Project (TTIP)

- A number of stakeholders have been listed as partners in the planned exercise on May 10

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The West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) has revealed that residents of Tema in the Greater Accra region would not be supplied gas for 10 hours on May 10, 2020.

The decision follows plans to shut down the Tema Regulating and Metering Station (RMS) for works to be completed.

WAPCo explained that there are repair works to be done under the Takoradi-Tema Interconnection Project (TTIP).

There will be a shortage of gas for 10 hours on May 10 - WAPCo

Source: Business Day Ghana
Source: UGC

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It added that the shutdown would take place between 4 am and 2 pm and has been supported by the Ministry of Energy.

Other stakeholders in the exercise are Ghana Grid Company Ltd (GRIDCo), the Volta River Authority (VRA), the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Electric Company of Ghana (ECG) and various power plants.

Per a report by graphic.com.gh, the move would help minimize the impact on the communities that rely on power generated from cleaner and more efficient gas transported through the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) system to Tema.

WAPCo assured Ghanaians that the supply of gas would be restored as soon as the works are completed.

WAPCo earlier assured Ghanaians that there will be a regular supply of gas.

It went on to say that not even the disruptions in business caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus would affect the flow of gas.

The company, has, however, admitted there were challenges in transporting technical staff but gave the assurance that the outbreak of the coronavirus would not affect operations.

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