WAGPCo shares pipeline
The West African Gas Pipeline Company, WAGPCo, said it has opened its pipeline to be accessed by independent gas shippers to maximize the asset potential, which has remained underutilised for years.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, WAGPCo, Mrs. Harriet Wereko-Brobby, told journalists in Lagos last week that the management’s decision became imperative in order to enhance the facility usage.
Currently, the capacity of the pipeline is about 474 million standard cubic feet of gas, mmscf, but the contractual volume signed with the foundation customers is 134mmscf, which is about 170 million British thermal unit, Btu, leaving a balance of 340mmscf unused capacity.
By opening access to the pipeline, the company wants to encourage independent gas shippers to buy gas directly from producers in Nigeria, including, Shell, Chevron, Seplat, Total, and a host of others, which would be transported by WAGPCo to Togo, Benin Republic, and Ghana.