WAPCo not considering pipeline expansion across W. Africa now – GM

Harriet Wereko-Brobby is the General Manager Corporate Affairs, West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo). In a recent interview with journalists, she speaks on the demand for Nigeria’s gas in West Africa and the successes of WAPCo in the region, among other issues.

On the possible extension of the pipeline she said; “We have noted over the years that it is an ECOWAS dream, because when they conceptualized it, the pipeline was supposed to end in Dakar, but the challenge is that it needs to be commercially viable. The countries are not willing to invest their money, so we need investors that are prepared to pay for the extension of the pipeline.”

“We know that with the sum that have been spent so far on WAGP, the investors have not been able to get their money back; so, it is not likely they will invest more to extend the pipeline. However, if the countries are willing to come up with other investors, those investors may consider extending the pipeline.”

“For now, we are not considering investing on the extension of the pipeline. More so, we may not invest for the extension when we are not sure of off-takers. At the moment, we know that ECOWAS has done a feasibility study on the extension of the pipeline.”

Source: The Guardian

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