Ghana’s Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has announced that it has started developing the infrastructure to enable reverse gas flow from Takoradi in the Western Region to Tema in the Greater Accra Region.
The project is part of a Gas Master Plan project, aimed at ensuring an adequate supply of gas to generate electricity in the Tema Power Enclave.
The enclave, which is a hub to many Independent Power Producers have been complaining of inadequate gas supply from WAGPCo.
Speaking at an inauguration of a Committee for the implementation of the Gas Master Plan, the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko urged the committee to make a review of the plan where necessary.
“We are developing the necessary infrastructure for evacuation of gas from the west to the east—this includes a reverse flow project in the WAGP,” he said
The Master Plan is only a working document and will require periodic update and revision. It is the duty of this committee to ensure that both the plans and enabling drivers, along the entire value chain are implemented effectively and revised periodically, for the development and sustainability of Ghana’s Gas Industry,” he directed.
On policy issues for gas development, he explained that government intends to use part of the indigenous natural gas to develop a petrochemical industry and agrochemicals.
“We will introduce a new LPG circulation policy that requires safe and efficient delivery of LPG to homes and industry,” he stated.