ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana expects new natural gas supplies arriving this year to help ease a power crunch that has triggered blackouts and raised electricity costs in one of West Africa’s premier economies.
Some 130 million cubic feet per day (cfd) of the power plant fuel are expected this year from the newly restarted West Africa Gas Pipeline and the offshore Jubilee field that is due to start up in the fourth quarter.
The new supplies in the continent’s No. 2 gold miner and world’s second biggest cocoa producer are expected to significantly reduce the cost of generation and make power affordable for both businesses and domestic consumers, Deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudjeto told Reuters on Tuesday.
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