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Axxela becomes gas shipper on WAGP

*Oando Gas & Power now Axxela Limited.

Michael James

*Targets 100mmscf/d gas supply to West Africa

12 January 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Axxela Limited can now ship gas on the West African Gas Pipeline across West African region sequel its recent qualification.

The company’s qualification followed an extensive due diligence process conducted by the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) and approval by the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA).

Axxela’s new shipper status marks a significant milestone in the company’s decade-plus business development activities within the region.

The WAGP is a 678-kilometer pipeline that connects the existing Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) from Itoki, Nigeria and extends along the West African coast, terminating in Takoradi, Ghana. The pipeline has gas delivery laterals from the main line extending into Benin, Togo, and Ghana.

With its newly acquired shipper status, Axxela will extend its gas advantage to identified customers in the neighboring West African countries with a target to deliver over 100 million standard cubic feet per day (“mmscf/d”) via the pipeline to fuel power plants, commercial entities, and residential homes.

Axxela CEO, Bolaji Osunsanya, said: “This is a significant achievement in the vista of our operations and speaks to our position as pioneers in the industry.

“As WAGP shippers, we expect to monetize gas resources in the West African region, increase the throughput on the WAGP, and thereby reduce the applicable unit transportation tariff.

“Axxela is committed to providing cleaner and cost-effective fuel for power generation to spur industrial growth and economic empowerment across the sub-region.”

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