WAGP Ministers Celebrate Achievement

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(Togo First) - The committee of ministers of the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project met in Lomé recently to discuss operational aspects of the infrastructure through which natural gas is transported from producing countries (Nigeria, mainly) to countries that import the fuel (Benin, Ghana, and Togo). 

The ministers discussed some reforms initiated under the project: tariff methodology, tax breaks, and matching technical regulations to global standards in place in the natural gas sector.

According to the director-general of the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA), Barandao Debo, 2020 “has been particularly fruitful, regarding gas transport.” Indeed, he added, “we have achieved records never reached before, and we have noticed that gas supply exceeded the demand of buying countries.”   

The performance is mainly attributable to the fact that Ghana also started producing gas in 2019. This boosted the region’s output. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi