Plans are underway by the Federal Government to export gas through its West Africa gas pipeline to Senegal, Morocco and Europe, the Federal Government hinted on Monday.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, made this known while speaking at a briefing to mark Nigeria’s 50 years membership of OPEC in Abuja.
According to FG, the pipeline, which is functional, currently supplies the commodity to the Benin Republic, Togo, and Ghana.
Sylva said: “We are thinking about extending it to Senegal and also other countries in West Africa and from there, moving it on the coastline to Morocco of course you know Morocco shares boundaries with Europe. So once it gets to Morocco, we believe we can hook up with the Morocco gas pipeline and take our gas straight to Europe.
“That project is still on and Mr President is very committed to it, the King of Morocco is also very committed to it and we hope that we will take to the advanced stage before the end of this administration.”
He further disclosed that the rehabilitation of Warri and Kaduna refineries would commence in a few weeks.
According to him, the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery is still ongoing. He added that the Federal Government has perfected plans to commence repairs of others.
“We have ticked all our boxes as far as our mandates are concerned,” he stated