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West African Gas Pipeline Company ready to sell gas

The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has successfully commissioned its pipeline from Itoki in Nigeria to its Regulating and metering station in Takoradi, Ghana, and is ready to make its first gas sales to the Volta River Authority (VRA), in Ghana. 

The commissioning of the pipeline began on November 28, 2008 and on Saturday December 6, 2008, WAPCo introduced natural gas into its offshore pipeline from Lagos Beach in Nigeria through to Takoradi in Ghana.

The commissioning process was successfully completed on December 14, 2008, making WAPCo ready to supply Ghana's VRA with enough gas to run one turbine, at the moment. The next step is for VRA to commence its commissioning processes in order to take the gas. 

Meanwhile, the company is working to complete outstanding work on its Compressor Station at Lagos Beach and Regulating and Metering stations in Tema, Cotonou and Lome.  Construction work at the Takoradi Regulating and Metering station has been completed.  All outstanding work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009. Project Director, Kevin Nance says his team is aggressively managing the situation to avoid any further slippage in the project completion time.

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