Dr. Ben KD Asante The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Gas, has revealed that the Company will construct a second Gas Processing Plant to increase the capacity from 150 to 240MMscfd (Million standard cubic feet per day).
He said the new facility would be sited north of the current Plant at Atuabo in the Western Region.
Dr. Asante said they were also looking at installing a 278km gas pipeline onshore between Takoradi and Tema and that, “Takoradi and Tema were the two critical load centres in terms of gas demands and it didn’t make sense to rely on one pipeline operated by a third party.
Dr. Asante said this when he took his turn at the maiden weekly media engagement series for State-Owned Enterprises in Accra.
Dr. Asante however added said the 60percent work done on prestea- Kumasi Gas project when completed would enable them to supply lean gas to Nyinahin and Kumasi for mineral processing and power generation.
He said the government was seeking to make Kumasi another hub of power generation and there was a Mainline Compressor Station at Atuabo-a third unit coming on board to increase the gas capacity.
He said efforts were also underway for another gas pipeline in Ivory Coast to enable them to deliver gas to that country.
Dr. Asante said Ghana Gas was also working with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to use the nation’s indigenous gas to produce fertilizer, with the plant to be located at Domunli to produce 400,000 tonnes of Urea and Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium fertilizers and also partnering with the Ministry of Railways Development to produce compressed natural gas, which could be used to drive train engines.