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Policy & Regulation

WAGP seeks relevancy amid Ghana oversupply

Ghana's domestic gas discoveries have left the West African Gas Pipeline looking for customers Ghana's domestic gas discoveries have left the West African Gas Pipeline looking for customers.
By Felix Janvrin 17 December 2018 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 33690
The port of Tema in Ghana. (Jonathan Ernst, World Bank)

The operator of the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) looks set to reconfigure the project as Ghana – its principal customer – plans to bring significant gas supply projects online. However, plans to widen the pipeline’s customer base are only just beginning to take shape.

The 678-km WAGP transports gas from the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System in Nigeria to Takoradi in Western Ghana, with spurs in Benin, Togo and the Ghanaian port of Tema. It was conceived before Ghana, the pipeline’s main customer, had discovered its own...