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Nigeria-Morocco pipeline looks unlikely

Nigeria and Morocco have signed a joint declaration for the construction of a gas pipeline running between them, but the project is expected to struggle Nigeria and Morocco have signed a joint declaration for the construction of a gas pipeline running between them, but the project is expected to struggle.
By Felix Janvrin 19 June 2018 0 31356
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the UN in 2015. (UN Photo, Amanda Voisard)

High costs and competition from LNG projects in West Africa mean a proposed pipeline from Nigeria to Morocco is unlikely to ever be built.

As part of an official state visit to Morocco, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed a joint declaration on 10 June with the Moroccan head of state, King Mohammed VI, for the construction of the 5,660 km gas pipeline. The agreement is the second of its kind following a similar deal struck between the two countries in December 2016.

The project would theoretically give...