The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has launched investigations into the last Tuesday’s explosion on its pipeline at Shama in the Western Region which killed two of its engineers.
The two engineers met their untimely death while working on the Aboadze gas pipeline on Tuesday.
The explosion is said to have resulted from a high level of nitrogen which was being used to clean moisture from the pipeline after rehabilitation works on the line.
WAPCo had not been receiving gas from Nigeria to power its electricity plant for power generation due to a break in the gas pipeline in Togo leading to a nationwide load-shedding.
The Cooperate Communications Manager of the Company, Harriet Wereko-Brobbey told Citi News
, investigations are ongoing into the explosion incident and her outfit is yet to compensate the families of deceased engineers.
She said: “Their families have requested that we don’t disclose their names and we respect their privacy. We have the normal compensation that we give. Other things are in discussion.”
“This happened just a day or two ago so we are discussing all these matters and we are also grieving because these are precious employees that we have lost. We immediately shut down operations,” she added.