The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) says its 678- kilometre pipelines link project worth one billion dollars from Escravos in Nigeria to Ghana has been completed.
Mr Charles Adeniji, WAPCo Managing Director, disclosed this at an interactive session with energy correspondents in Lagos on Friday.
He said that the company had completed the regulating and metering facilities at the export terminals in Itoki in Nigeria, Cotonou in Benin, Lome in Togo, Tema and Takoradi in Ghana.
He said that the project, the first of its kind in the sub-region, was not without its challenges which had led to delay in completing the project.
Adeniji said that the company had started operations and was already transporting compressed gas to some of its customers.
“Our success story will be completed when we are able to run the pipelines at its full capacity.
“Given the opportunities we have today, we can only run the pipelines at about one third of its capacity.
“We believe that with spirit of West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) treaty that created the pipelines, all stakeholders can come together again to determine the gaps and forge a plan that will enable us run the pipelines at its full capacity within the next five years,’’ Adeniji said.
He said that WAGP system had capacity to transport 474 million standard cubic feet (SCf) per day and was scheduled under the initial agreement to transport 134 million SCf per day.