Ghana’s natural gas pipeline has seen a delay in start up and is now not expected to begin flowing until April 2014. The project was supposed to begin pumping this year but was delayed until January.
Funding and other issues have kept the undersea pipeline, which runs from the offshore Jubilee field to a thermal plant near the port city of Takoradi, from keeping to schedule.
The latest delay can be attributed to the cargo vessel carrying the equipment for the gas rig sinking at sea.
“By the end of Q1 the facility should be ready. Within Q2 we should be producing gas,” Deputy Energy Minister John Jinapor told Reuters.