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Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline begins topographic surveys on northern section

The Moroccan engineering and surveying firm Etafat has started topographic surveys on the northern segment of the future Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline (NMGP), covering Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal. The surveys have been formerly launched and have already reached an advanced stage, expecting to finish them by spring 2025. The project is promoted by Morocco's National Office of Hydrocarbons and Minerals (ONHYM), and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) and the final investment decision (FID) is expected in December 2024.

The NMGP is a proposed 5,600 km gas pipeline project with a capacity of 3 bcf/d (31 bcm/year), connecting 13 countries, including Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania and Morocco. The US$25bn project, when completed, will provide gas from Nigeria to the West African countries up to the Morocco and subsequently to Europe. Commissioning could take place in the 2040s.