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We Are Building Europe Bound Pipelines for Gas – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited “NNPC” had on Monday disclosed that it has plans on ground towards working on building pipelines that would deliver gas from Nigeria to Europe.

Making this disclosure, NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, affirmed while speaking virtually at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum which was hosted in the United Arab Emirates In middle East Asia.

He added that Nigeria was moving away from dirtier fuel to cleaner energy, noting that gas had been picked by the Federal Government as Nigeria’s transition fuel.

In the words of his mouth, “What we are doing is some kind of replacement such that we move from the dirtier fuel to cleaner fuel which is gas”.

“And what we had to do is to build the enormous gas infrastructure required to ensure that there is sufficient supply of gas into the domestic market and provide some for the international market”.

“And more than that, within the West African context, you will see that energy inefficiency and poverty that you see in Nigeria is also in many West African countries around us.”

He further went on to add, “Therefore, we are trying to see how we can build a network of pipeline infrastructure that will deliver gas and potentially to jump into Europe through Morocco or through Algeria.”

Recall that on Friday, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources in the person of Chief Timipre Sylva, told a delegation from the European Union that Nigeria are up to the task regarding setting up an alternative gas supplier to Europe.

Sylva further went on to plead with the European Union to step up investments in gas and hydrocarbon in Nigeria so so as to aid the country’s interest of being able to help meet up with the EU energy needs.

His call hampered on the festering war between Ukraine and Russia, which currently posed a threat to gas supply to European countries and the world at large.

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