The Head of Communications at the Ghana Gas Company, Alfred Obgamey has revealed that the Atuabo gas processing plant will generate about 150 million standard cubits of gas per day when completed.
He stated that “ the plant will start operations with about 30 million standard cubits of gas per day and graduate the process” to about 150 million as time goes on.
Mr. Obagmey believes the amount of gas that will be produced by the plant will be “enough to take care” of the power needs of the 10 regions in Ghana.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) on Monday revealed that natural gas from the Atuabo gas plant will not end power rationing in the country.
According to the VRA, Atuabo plant will not necessarily increase the amount of power to be generated.
Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Obagmey stated that though the plant will not transform Ghana’s power generation systems, it will stabilize power production and help reduce cost significantly.
“Of course the gas from Atuabo will not change our power generation capacity. That is a fact and of course there are efforts to increase our power generation capacity. But what nobody can take away or argue is that the gas from Atuabo will at least stabilize our production and help reduce our cost significantly”
The Jubilee Partners have warned against any hasty decision to connect the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant to the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah.
They have also demanded an audit of the facilities at the plant before hooking it up to the production platform to prevent any unexpected accident that might threaten offshore investment.
Mr. Obagmey justified the decision by Jubilee partners to demand an audit of the plant, describing it as normal and safe.
He further stated that Ghana Gas Company and other companies are “ready and open” to the decision by Jubilee partners to audit the plant.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana