Morocco and Nigeria intend to construct the longest offshore fuel pipeline worldwide to move fuel between each international locations, by way of 11 international locations in West Africa, in keeping with Nigerian media retailers, reported MAP on Tuesday.
Advisor to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, stated that “the partnership concluded between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines in Morocco (ONHYM), was initialed in June 2018.”
“Nigeria and Morocco set the goal to build the longest offshore gas pipeline in the world,” he added.
“The pipeline will transport gas from Nigeria to Morocco towards Europe through 11 countries in West Africa,” he specified.
The Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, stated on Monday that this undertaking, which is an extension of the West African fuel pipeline, which transports fuel from Nigeria to Ghana, is presently within the research part and nonetheless searching for monetary companions to ship it to Morocco, the place it is going to be linked to the European market.
“We want to deliver this gas pipeline to Morocco along the coast,” Sylva stated.
Providing an replace on the undertaking, Sylva stated, “the Nigerian-Morocco gas pipeline is already operationally connecting Nigeria to the Benin Republic, Togo, and Ghana.”
“So far, we are still at the studies phase, and we are certainly at the level of securing financing for this project, and there are many bodies that have expressed their interest,” he added.
Sylva additional acknowledged that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia are among the many worldwide organizations able to put money into the Morocco-Nigeria fuel pipeline undertaking.
Additionally, the Islamic Development Bank launched a request for Proposals final October for the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and the land Acquisition Policy Framework for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project.
The request for proposals acknowledged that this analysis included 13 international locations, particularly Nigeria, Morocco, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal, and Mauritania.
The request for proposals famous that the undertaking had obtained financing from the Islamic Development Bank, so the pipeline is predicted to run from the Brass Island station in Nigeria to succeed in Morocco, and can function at a movement price of 30 billion cubic meters per 12 months.