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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Nigeria To Resume Gas Supply To Ghana
Nigeria is expected to resume supply of gas to Ghana after the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) suspended their five-day-old strike.
The strike triggered a cut in supply of gas through the West African Gas Pipeline to Ghana and left the country in an energy crisis with power producers forced to shed a record 500 megawatts of electricity.
All gas powered thermal plants across the country were shut down, worsening the ongoing load shedding programme.
But with the suspension of the strike in Nigeria, which was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a marathon meeting with the minister of petroleum, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, and the management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, it is expected that gas supply to Ghana will be resumed.
The oil workers had last Monday ordered their members to embark on an indefinite strike in protest against NNPC’s alleged refusal to address unresolved pension issues concerning workers in the oil industry.