Gov’t; Atuobo shutdown would not increase ‘Dumsor’
Gov’t says that it is in progress to purchase more crude oil and most probably going to import natural gas for the Volta River Authority to power its plans.
This plan has been necessitated by the shutting down of the Atuabo Processing Plant which supplies gas to the Volta River Authority for to generation of power.
Government says that it will take more than two weeks to fix the defective compressor on the Jubilee Field that supplies natural gas to the Atuabo plant.
John Jinapor deputy Minister of Power told Joy Business that measures are being put in place to assure that the current power crisis will not get worse.
He said that we have had negotiation with our partners and they have described that they are changing the defective compressor and once they are doing that, and bringing a new compressor they are hopeful that the problem will be solved.
He added that the substitute is to fire the plant with crude oil and that is what we are doing. We are also finding out the possibility to even bringing in a floating storage to the supply of gas. He added that we are also in contact with West Africa Gas to ensure that they rump-up the gas, so we are working all the time to diversify and not to depend on just one source.
He said that they are able to diversify more, it gives them more leverage to depend on some other sources but it takes a bit of more time and so they will continue to work to assure that they have alternative sources of fuelling and they diversify.
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