Militants blow Nigeria gas pipeline

Militants blow Nigeria gas pipeline

A news source credited to This Day newspaper in Nigeria claim that a gas pipeline facility belonging to the Nigerian Gas Company a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was attacked with explosives in the early hours of last Friday by some militants.

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One of the lines in the Escravos in Warri south-west local government area of Delta state that leads to the source of Ghana’s supply of gas from Nigeria was affected.

The report claimed that the attacks on the pipeline that supplies some of the gas to Ghana may pose challenges to power supply in the country.

The Ghana Grid Company and the Volta River Authority have given assurances that they can contain the situation with gas supply from other sources.

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However, the Asogli power plant in Tema which has its sole source of fuel from Nigeria has reduced lately due to the less gas supply from the west African country.

Its supplies have dwindled from 140mmscf to about 10mmscf currently, resulting in the generation of only 40megawatts.

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Getrude Koomson, the head of corporate communication told the Daily Graphic that Asogli was the worst affected.

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