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Ghana Gas Shutdown Power supply not to be greatly affected

The maintenance is to facilitate the acquisition of a warranty assurance on the installed equipment, and increase the quantity of gas supply to various thermal plants for power generation.

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Atuabo Gas Plant’s ten-day shutdown will not immensely affect power provision, management of Ghana Gas Company Limited has said.

The company is expected to shut down the facility from Wednesday, August 31, 2016; for routine maintenance. Ghana Gas Company released a statement  on Monday,  in which they indicated that the gas plant  would be shutdown on Wednesday for routine maintenance after more than 12,000 hours of operations since pre-commissioning and commissioning activities started in 2014.

READ MORE: Ghana Gas Atuabo Gas to shut down

Corporate Communications Manager of Ghana Gas, Alfred Ogbarmey  says he does not anticipate long term effect on supply of power.

 “There will be some impact no matter what, in that the cost of generation of energy per kilowatt; would increase within the period. The cost of energy generation within the period could double because natural gas is far more cheaper and more efficient than light crude oil, but it is such a short time and we do not anticipate that it should have a running long term effect on the price index or the price mix for the determination of energy,” he said.

This would be the second time in 2016 the Ghana Gas company is embarking on such an activity. The first one was carried out in April, 2016 and lasted for fourteen days.

The company has improved on its operations hence the basis to set the maintenance period for ten days this time round.

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