The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited will make the final investment decision on its $25 billion, 5600 KM Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project by 2023.
This was disclosed by Mele Kyari, CEO of NNPC Limited in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday morning.
Kyari also noted that NNPC Ltd will be OPI-ready by 2023.
Kyari noted that the gas pipeline, which is expected to pass through 13 countries on West Africa’s coast before reaching Europe through Morocco will have its final investment decision taken next year.
He said, “We will take a final investment decision next year.” He added that discussions around financing are ongoing, without disclosing the institutions interested in backing the project.
Kyari added that Nigeria’s plans to quadruple gas production and end flaring are very realizable, stressing “We have seen the opportunity to bring back every gas pipeline project that you can think of. It is a matter of who needs it and who’s ready to pay for it.”
He also noted that the NNPC limited will be “IPO ready” next year, stating that It will be up to the government, to decide whether and when to list shares.