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Axxela diversifies into West African gas markets

Gas provider Axxela has signed a Gas Transportation Agreement (GTA) to increase regional supply in West Africa.

Growing sub-Saharan gas distributor Axxela Limited has signed a Gas Transportation Agreement (GTA) with the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) to transport more than 425,000 m3/d of natural gas via the West African Gas Pipeline to Lome in Togo, West Africa.

The 678 km pipeline links the Escravos-Lagos system in Nigeria to Takoradi in Ghana, with gas delivery laterals from the main line extending to Benin, Togo and Ghana.

Axxela is also developing a floating storage and regasification unit in West Africa’s main commercial hub, Lagos, with the capacity to serve Nigeria and the region.

During the signing ceremony, Axxela CEO Bolaji Osunsaya said predicted the partnership between Axxela, WAPCo and the West African Gas Pipeline Authority would result in major benefits for the West African gas market.

“The flow of new molecules beyond the existing foundation contracts will diversify gas supply sources into the WAGP, and affirms Axxela’s proactive mid-term growth plan,” he said.

“Propelled by our professionalism, strategic partnerships, and excellence across our business enterprise, we remain firmly committed to the positioning of gas as a catalyst for socio-economic empowerment across the region’s key markets.”

WAPCo Managing Director Walter Perez said the company’s partnership with Axxela speaks to the company’s strategy for increased regional supply and participation.

“WAPCo is continuously driven to spur regional gas integration, and we are highly delighted to welcome Axxela on board the WAGP, and look forward to a fruitful and industry-defining collaboration,” he said.

For more information visit the Axxela website.

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