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Nigeria, Morocco sign 7,000km gas pipeline pact, today

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NIGERIAN National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd will today sign a memorandum of understanding with Morocco under supervision of ECOWAS for a 7,000-kilometre gas pipeline project from Nigeria.

  Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC, Mele Kyari, stated this in a release issued shortly after he paid a visit to the President of ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Omar Touray, in Abuja.

  The statement also said NNPC and Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) will also sign two MoUs with Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures (SMH) of Mauritania and Petrosen of Senegal, both of whom are expected to participate in the project.

  “The visit was in preparation of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the NNPCL, Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) of Morocco and the ECOWAS on 15 September, 2022 in Rabat, Morocco. During the visit, NNPC and the ECOWAS Commission reaffirmed their commitment towards the project, which when completed, will provide gas to the West African countries through to the Kingdom of Morocco and subsequently to Europe,” Kyari said

  It will be recalled that once completed, the project will supply about three billion standard cubic feet per day (scfd) of gas along the West African coast from Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote D’ Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania to Morocco.

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