Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline: Signing of a memorandum of understanding between ONHYM, NNPC and ECOWAS Thursday in Rabat

“Dn the mandate of the Federal Government to spearhead the execution of the 7000 km Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project (NMGP), the CEO of NNPC Ltd, Mele Kyari, today paid a courtesy call on the Chairman of the ECOWAS Commission Omar Alieu Touray,” NNPC Ltd said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

“The visit was in preparation for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between NNPC Ltd, the National Hydrocarbons and Mines Office (ONHYM) of Morocco and ECOWAS, scheduled for September 15 in Rabat,” said the official. communicated.

“During this visit, NNPC Ltd and the ECOWAS Commission reaffirmed their commitment to the project which, when completed, will supply gas to West African countries through the Kingdom of Morocco and then Europe”, continued the same source.

“NNPC Ltd and ONHYM will also sign two memorandums of understanding with the Mauritanian Hydrocarbons Company (SMH) and Petrosen of Senegal, both of which are expected to participate in the project,” it said.

“When completed, the project will supply approximately 3 billion standard cubic feet per day of gas along the West African coast from Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania to Morocco,” NNPC Ltd added.

“Other benefits of the NMGP project include improving people’s living standards, integrating the economies of the sub-region, and mitigating desertification through sustainable and reliable gas supply,” he said. we put forward.

At the beginning of last June, the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria gave its consent for the Nigerian National Oil Company (NNPC Ltd) to conclude an agreement with ECOWAS for the construction of the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline.

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