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Morocco: 'It will be done' -  Nigeria signs 5,600km gas pipeline agreement in Rabat03:46

Morocco: 'It will be done' - Nigeria signs 5,600km gas pipeline agreement in Rabat

Morocco, Rabat
September 16, 2022 at 13:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Moroccan and Nigerian authorities signed agreements on the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project in Rabat on Thursday.

Representatives of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines of Morocco (ONHYM) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) signed a memorandum of understanding, ratifying the beginning of construction.

According to reports, the new pipeline is expected to be 5,600km (3,479 miles) long, traversing 13 African countries including Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’ Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania and Morocco.

"The project, the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline is an integrated and structuring project that set multiple objectives,” said Amina Benkhandra, Director of ONHYM. “Supporting social, industrial and economic development, promoting regional integration, reducing gas flaring, contributing in the fight against desertification, and exporting gas to Europe which is one of the main markets."

The project, which could pave the way for a new fuel supply route into Europe was reportedly started in 2016 by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and Morocco's King Mohammed VI.

Morocco: 'It will be done' -  Nigeria signs 5,600km gas pipeline agreement in Rabat03:46
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Moroccan and Nigerian authorities signed agreements on the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project in Rabat on Thursday.

Representatives of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines of Morocco (ONHYM) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) signed a memorandum of understanding, ratifying the beginning of construction.

According to reports, the new pipeline is expected to be 5,600km (3,479 miles) long, traversing 13 African countries including Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’ Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania and Morocco.

"The project, the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline is an integrated and structuring project that set multiple objectives,” said Amina Benkhandra, Director of ONHYM. “Supporting social, industrial and economic development, promoting regional integration, reducing gas flaring, contributing in the fight against desertification, and exporting gas to Europe which is one of the main markets."

The project, which could pave the way for a new fuel supply route into Europe was reportedly started in 2016 by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and Morocco's King Mohammed VI.