The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Nigerian National Oil Company (NNPC Ltd), the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines of Morocco and ECOWAS is scheduled for Thursday, September 15 in Rabat.
The Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project was at the center of discussions, on Tuesday September 13 in Abuja, between the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC Ltd), Mele Kyari, and the Chairman of the Community Commission of West African States (ECOWAS), the Gambian Omar Alieu Touray.
This visit took place in preparation for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between NNPC Ltd, the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM) of Morocco and ECOWAS, scheduled for September 15 in Rabat.
During this visit, NNPC Ltd and the ECOWAS Commission reaffirmed their commitment to this project which, when completed, will supply gas to West African countries through Morocco and then Europe.
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.
At the beginning of last June, the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria gave its approval for the Nigerian National Oil Company to enter into an agreement with ECOWAS for the construction of the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline.
This major project is to transport Nigerian gas to several West African countries, to Morocco and, through Morocco, to Spain and Europe.