NMGP: Kyari Visits ECOWAS Commission
In line with the Federal Government’s mandate to drive the execution of the 7000km Nigeria Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) Project, GCEO of NNPC Limited, Mal Mele Kyari on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the President ECOWAS Commission, H.E Dr. Omar A. Touray.
The visit was in preparation for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the NNPC Limited, Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) of Morocco, and the ECOWAS Commission, scheduled to hold on 15 September 2022 in Rabat, Morocco.
During the visit, ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Commission reaffirmed their commitment to the project, which, when completed, will provide gas to the West African countries through to the Kingdom of Morocco and subsequently to Europe.
NNPC Limited and ONHYM will also sign two MoUs with Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures (SMH) of Mauritania and Petrosen of Senegal, both of whom are expected to participate in the project.
Once completed, the project will supply about 3bscfd 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, integrating the economies within the Sub-region & mitigating desertification through sustainable & reliable gas supply.
Recalled that Nigeria (NNPC Limited) and Morocco (ONHYM) are teaming together to build the longest offshore pipeline in the world and the second-longest pipeline in the world.
It will carry gas from Nigeria to Morocco (and Europe), running across 11 West African countries. The agreement for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline was originally signed by the two countries when President Buhari paid a state visit to Morocco in June 2018.
When completed, the over 7,000km long gas pipeline will link Nigeria with Morocco, across 11 West African countries, and extend to Europe. It will be the longest offshore pipeline in the world and the second-longest pipeline overall.