From the Field
Nigeria cuts flow of gas to Ghana
ABUJA, June 22, 2016 – Nigeria has suspended the flow of natural gas to Ghana over unpaid bills, local media reported on Wednesday, saying an amount of some USD 180 million was outstanding.
News outlets reported that Ghana’s state-owned Volta River Authority owes N-Gas, which in turn is in arrears to the West African Pipeline Company, the operator of the conduit that transports gas from Nigeria to Benin, Togo and onwards to Ghana. The latter’s arrears have been building since October 2015, and the Ghanaian government subsequently missed its February 2016 payment deadline.