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African Gas Pipeline Project Committee of Ministers Meet in Accra


Ghana is set to host the West African Gas Pipeline Project (WAGP) Committee of Ministers meeting today in Accra.

A statement issued by the Energy Ministry yesterday said the meeting would enable the Ministers in the Energy sector from West African countries discuss activities of the Gas Pipeline Project.

“The meeting which starts at 9pm is to enable the Energy Ministers of Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin discuss activities of the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), particularly issues relating to gas supply through the WAGP as the reserve flow project is being carried out,” the statement read.

Ministers from the various West African countries are expected to be in the country to share ideas and deliberate on activities of the pipeline.

The West African Gas Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline to supply gas from Nigeria’s Escravos region of Niger Delta area to Benin, Togo and Ghana.

The 421-mile long regional high-pressure gas transmission system, is built to export Niger Delta gas from the Lagos Beach terminal in Nigeria to Ghana, via Benin and Togo. The pipeline is owned and operated by the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAGPCo).

This is the first regional natural gas transmission system in sub-Saharan Africa.

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