The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed plans to extend the ongoing Ajaokuta – Kaduna – Kano (AKK) gas pipeline system through the Sahara to North Africa.
The Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru revealed this on Tuesday during a courtesy visit on him by the Executive of Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN)
The AKK gas pipeline which is designed to enable gas connectivity between the East, West and North of the country is currently inadequate.
According to Baru, the expansion plan was part of the corporation’s African integration drive to enable gas supply and utilization to key commercial centres in the Northern corridor of Nigeria.
Bark also noted that the Federal Government had plans to extend the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) to Morocco.
To achieve this, the country has entered an agreement with the northern African country in June 2018 to design a regional gas pipeline which would enable Nigeria to provide gas to countries in West Africa sub-region that extend to Morocco and Europe.
The project, Nigeria – Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) would be a 5,660km design, capable of reducing gas flaring in Nigeria and encourage diversification of energy resources in the country.