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Ghana to sell gas to Ivory Coast

Ghana is considering entering into gas sale agreement with its West African neighbour, Ivory Coast.

In view of this, the Ministry of Energy would, in the coming days, despatch a delegation to Ivory Coast to hold discussions with the Ivorian authorities on the issue.

Minister for Energy John-Peter Amewu gave the hint when he addressed Ghanaians in Houston, Texas, USA, during a Town Hall Meeting.

The Minister used the occasion to explain to Ghanaians in Houston the state of the country’s energy sector before the current administration took over, and how it has managed to stabilise the power situation.

Sources at the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) told energynewsafrica.com that the company is in the process of constructing 50km gas pipeline from Atuabo Gas Processing Plant, which is east of the Ivory Coast border for gas supply to Ivory Coast.

Sources at Ghana Gas said the country is expected to export between 50-100mmsfd of gas to Ghana’s West African Francophone neighbour.

Ghana Gas is currently operating at full capacity, after it upgraded its Takoradi Regulating and Metering Station to 405mmscf.

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