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Energy ministry: Jubilee gas export may resume before August 15

The worsening power crisis in the country is likely to ease soon if new projections from engineers on the FPSO at the Jubilee fields are anything to go by.

The cut of gas exports from the Jubilee fields by Tullow to Ghana gas earlier this month following a fault on the compressors on the FPSO worsened the country’s power crisis.

Tullow last week announced gas exports from the field will be resumed in the middle of August 2015.

But engineers working on the plant have announced gas exports from the FPSO to Ghana gas will resume way ahead of the August 15 date.

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Communication Consultant to the Energy Ministry, Edward Bawa told Citi Business News the new date follows a directive by the Energy Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, for work to be expedited on the offshore facility.

”As of yesterday, the sector minister went to the FPSO to check and Tullow which is the operator had officially indicated that repair works will end by mid-August but based on the fact that the minister had impressed upon them that they needed to complete the work very quickly, they promised that they would try to finish before the date they had indicated because obviously, our power sector depends on that. ”

Currently, commissioning or testing is being done on the compressor per the directive of the Energy Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah.

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