The amount represents quantity of natural gas that the Atuabo Gas Plant supplied to VRA for electricity generation.
VRA complains that its inability to settle its debt to Ghana Gas is as a result of Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG) failure to pay huge debts owed VRA.
On the other hand, ECG also blames its failure to settle debts to VRA on failure of post-paid consumers to pay for electricity consumed.
Corporate Communications Manager of Ghana Gas, Ernest Kofi Owusu-Bempah Bonsu, said the government is working assiduously to resolve cyclical debt issues in the energy sector to make it more financially solvent.
“As a way of resolving these debt issues, the government is creating a holding fund for all receivables in the power generation sector,” he said.
“Ghana Gas, like any other entity, acknowledges that it owes some of its partners in the energy sector, but the figures being churned out are inaccurate,” he added.
According to him, Ghana owes Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) $162.5 million as of 31 May, this year.
He described as “incorrect”, claims by Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) that VRA owed Ghana Gas $434 million, saying the correct figure is $534.2 million as of May 31, 2017.
Ghana Gas, on its part, owes GNPC an amount of $162.5million as of 31 May this year.
He denied reports that it cannot account for $47.4million of revenue from sales of raw gas to GNPC as alleged by PIAC.
He indicated that Ghana Gas is collaborating with its partners and stakeholders in the sector to create a harmonious working relationship that has the potential to resolve challenges confronting the sector.