Gas supply from Nigeria has reduced to 45 million standard cubic feet (mmscf) from an anticipated 120 mmscf, worsening Ghana’s energy situation.
It was recently revealed that Nigeria is struggling to meet the contractual agreements to supply gas to Ghana through the West African Gas Pipelines.
A recent strike action by oil field workers in Nigeria’s Itoki region adversely affected Ghana’s energy reserve margin.
Though gas supply rose after the strike action was called off, it has since reduced, the source said.
This situation seems to have taken a toll on the ongoing power rationing exercise in Ghana as most of the country’s thermal plants are undergoing maintenance works.
Ghana’s challenge is further compounded by the bad inflows of the two of the country’s hydro-electric dams at Bui and Akosombo.
The total energy deficit recorded as of Monday, October 20 was 480 megawatts. Already, some consumers have complained about the inconsistency of the Electricity Company of Ghana over its load shedding schedule.

Folashade Olubayo
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