Monday, July 8, 2013

Ghana To Enjoy Uninterrupted West Africa Gas Pipeline Supply From Next Week

Gas from the West African Gas Pipeline is expected to reach the country by next week.

The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah who announced this said repair work and testing on the pipeline have been completed and gas has started flowing through the pipeline.

The Minister was speaking at the Meet the Press series in Accra.

He said the restoration of the pipeline will help solve the current power crises confronting the country.

Mr Armah-Kofi Buah outlined some of his Ministry's vision for the energy sector.

Mr Buah said government will restructure the Tema Oil Refinery into a world class facility and also upgrade the Ghana National Petroleum Company.

He announced that as part of government's commitment to promote the use of LPG, as a cleaner source of cooking fuel, it will soon start the distribution of 5,000 cylinders with cook stoves on a pilot basis.

This he said is expected to create employment avenue for the youth.


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