Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have explored the need to have a bi-directional pipeline to supply gas to both countries depending on their demand profile.
Officials said the move is part of the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) signed on 17 October 2017 by the leaders of both countries.
The project is also aimed at deepening ties between Ghana and its western neighbour.
A delegation from Ivory Coast led by Noumory Sidibe, director general of CI-Energies visited the CEO of Ghana Gas Dr Ben Asante to hold further discussions about the project.
Asante said Ghana is committed and will support the gas pipeline project.
“Gas will be the growth pole for industrialisation in our two countries and beyond,” Asante said, adding that the commodity will not only be used for power generation but also as feedstock for fertiliser and for industrialisation purposes for the benefit of both Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
With both countries having discovered oil and gas in commercial quantities, there is a need to have a bi-directional gas pipeline connecting the load centers of these countries to supply gas from Ghana to Cote D’Ivoire and vice versa, depending on the demand, the two countries agreed.
The delegation also paid a courtesy call on the deputy Energy Minister Andrew Egyapa Mercer before leaving Ghana.
Source: Daily Mail GH