NNPC Ltd. and ONHYM Accelerate Natural Gas Pipeline Project Development

Seek to Fasttrack Final Investment Decision on Natural Gas Pipeline Project

NNPC Ltd. and ONHYM, Morocco’s Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines, are intensifying discussions to fast-track the development of a natural gas pipeline project. This significant step forward was taken during a crucial meeting on the sidelines of engagements between Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo, the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), and H.E. Ms. Leila Benali, the Honourable Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development of Morocco, in Rabat.

Chaired by ONHYM’s Director-General, Mme. Amina Benkhadra, and NNPC Ltd.’s Executive Vice President for Gas, Power, and New Energy, Mr. Olalekan Ogunleye, these discussions highlight a strong commitment to accelerating activities leading to the Final Investment Decision (FID) and the subsequent commencement of the natural gas pipeline project’s execution.

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Unlocking Nigeria’s Gas Potential: Key Focus Areas for the Natural Gas Pipeline Project

The discussions centered on crucial aspects vital for the success of the natural gas pipeline project, including Gas Supply, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), Survey, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), and project cost optimization. A key focus of this collaboration is the exploration of Nigeria’s substantial gas potential, positioning the nation as a key player in the global energy landscape.

Nigeria’s abundant natural gas resources make it a strategic partner in the global energy market. The collaboration between NNPC Ltd. and ONHYM aims to harness this potential, contributing to regional energy security and promoting environmentally friendly practices in line with global efforts to transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.


Minister discusses natural gas pipeline project
Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Ms. Leila Benali

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ONHYM: Driving Sustainable Energy Development in Morocco

ONHYM, led by Director-General Mme. Amina Benkhadra, plays a pivotal role in Morocco’s energy landscape, focusing on the sustainable development of hydrocarbons and minerals in the region. With expertise in exploration, production, and responsible resource management, ONHYM is a catalyst for sustainable energy development.

As discussions between NNPC Ltd. and ONHYM gain momentum, ONHYM’s commitment to sustainable energy development aligns seamlessly with Morocco’s broader goals of energy transition and environmental sustainability. This collaboration reflects the dedication of both entities to fostering economic growth and environmental stewardship through innovative energy solutions.

Abdullah Tijani

Abdullah Tijani studied Law at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, and has over five years journalism experience, including writing on business and economy.

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