A Moroccan delegation led by the Director-General of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM), Mrs Amina Benkhadra, took part in Abuja at a meeting of the steering committee of the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline with the major international oil and gas companies. Gas operating in Nigeria.
The meeting, which was held in the presence of the new CEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, aimed to present the progress of the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project and to discuss, with the companies gas supply, preliminary conditions of supply for this strategic gas pipeline, specifies the same source.
On this occasion, the two sides emphasized that this large-scale project, born from the vision of HM King Mohammed VI and the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, aims to develop the regional integration of Africa. West, to deliver gas to people and industries while allowing Nigeria to secure a new route to export its abundant gas resources.
The project will also accelerate the economic and social development of populations and provide an alternative source of gas for Europe, they added.
Mr Kyari also highlighted the strategic importance of this pipeline for Nigeria and Morocco as well as for all West African countries, noting that this project constitutes “not only an outlet for Nigerian gas, but it will also promote the economic development of the countries of the sub-region “.
Following the meeting, which took place in the presence of the Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Ou Ali Tagma, the participating companies expressed their interest in this strategic project and their willingness to continue negotiations with the project team.
Since the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between Nigeria and Morocco, the studies conducted by the selected international firms have demonstrated the technical and economic viability of the pipeline project, which now allows for the involvement of the major international oil companies. gas.