NNPC Boss Recounts Benefits of Morocco Gas Pipeline Project
The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco.
The group chief executive officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd, Mele Kyari, has explained that the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project will create wealth, and improve the standard of living of countries with the African region.
The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) Project is an initiative of the federal government of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco and was conceived during the visit of King Mohammed VI of Morocco to Nigeria in December 2016.
During the signing ceremony of the project memoranda of understanding held in Morocco, the NNPC boss said the gas pipeline project will also help in the mitigation against desertification and other benefits that will accrue as a result of reduction in carbon emission.
He described the event as a very important milestone in the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline project as it reaffirms the commitment of stakeholders to deliver on the project.
He explained further that the NNPC is well positioned to progress the project by leveraging on its experience and technical capabilities ranging from gas production, processing, transmission and marketing as well as the country’s vast experience in executing major gas infrastructure projects in Nigeria.
Kyari said, from inception of the project to this stage, concerted efforts have been made by the government of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco which led to the very commendable achievements recorded.
He expressed appreciation to King Mohammed VI of Morocco and President Muhammadu Buhari for entrusting NNPC Ltd with this strategic project.
“As you are aware, our countries stand to benefit immeasurably from the execution of the project which extends beyond the supply of gas to energize the countries along the route.
“Some of the benefits include creation of wealth and improvement in standard of living, integration of the economies within the region, mitigation against desertification and other benefits that will accrue as a result of reduction in carbon emission.
“I am glad to say that NNPC is well positioned to progress the project by leveraging our experience and technical capabilities ranging from gas production, processing, transmission and marketing as well as our vast experience in executing major gas infrastructure projects in Nigeria.
“On our part, NNPC Limited will facilitate the continuous supply of gas provide other enablers such as the required land for the first compressor station for the pipeline to be deployed in Nigeria which is among the thirteen stations earmarked along the pipeline route.
“On behalf of the federal government of Nigeria, I would like to thank you all as we continue to strengthen our partnership for the benefit of our countries,” Kyari said
The NMGP Project is aimed at monetization of Nigeria’s abundant natural gas resources, thereby generating additional revenue for the Country, diversification of Nigeria’s gas export routes and elimination of gas flaring.