Nigeria Shelves Plans to Cut Gas Supply to Ghana

Nigeria has deferred a plan to slash gas exports to Ghana over an outstanding debt of $181 million, alleviating a threat of worsened electricity blackouts in Ghana.

Representatives of both countries had met last week to discuss the issue.

The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAGPCo) said it was "cautiously optimistic" that Nigeria's N-Gaz consortium would accept a payment plan by Ghana's power generation company, the Volta River Authority (VRA), after talks in Accra next week.

"By next week we are expecting a way forward ... There appears to be a will by all the parties to resolve the issue without the flow of gas being cut off," Harriet Wereko-Brobby, spokeswoman for the pipeline company.

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