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September
2022

NNPC,ECOWAS to sign MoU with Morocco on 7000km gas pipeline project

Nigeria National Petroleum Company, NNPC, Limited will today ( Thursday ) sign  a Memorandum of Understanding ,MoU, with the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) of Morocco and the Economic Commission of West Africa States, ECOWAS

In preparation for the signing ceremony which will take place in Rabat, Morocco, the Group Chief Executive Officer, GCEO, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Touray in Abuja.

NNPC and ONHYN will also sign MOUs with Mauritania and Senegal national oil companies. Both countries will participate in the trans sahara gas pipeline project.

A statement about the visit to the ECOWAS Commission and the MOUs to be signed by the three countries was released through the official twitter handle of NNPC.

The statement read : ” In line with Federal Govt’s mandate to drive the execution of the 7000km Nigeria Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) Project, GCEO , NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari

The visit was in preparation of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the NNPC, Limited and the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) of Morocco and the ECOWAS, scheduled to hold on September 15, 2022 in Rabat, Morocco.

During the visit, the NNPC Ltd 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.”

It added, “The NNPC and ONHYM would also sign two MoUs with Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures of Mauritania and Petrosen of Senegal, both of whom are expected to participate in the project.”

The NNPC stated that once completed, the project would supply about three billion standard cubic feet 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.

“Other benefits of the NMGP project include improving the living standards of people, integration of the economies within the sub-region and mitigating against desertification through sustainable & reliable gas supply,” the oil firm stated.

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