Nigeria to ex­tend gas pipe­line to Cote d’ Ivoire

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Daniel Adugbo

The Nige­rian Na­tional Pe­tro­leum Cor­po­ra­tion (NNPC) said the West African Gas Pipe­line (WAGP) will be ex­tended from Ghana to Cote d’ Ivoire.

It said this is part of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment West African en­ergy in­te­gra­tion pol­icy.

Group Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, made this dis­clo­sure yes­ter­day while re­ceiv­ing a del­e­ga­tion from Cote d’Ivoire at the NNPC Tow­ers in Abuja.

Rep­re­sented by the Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer, Gas and Power, Saidu Mo­hammed, the GMD stated that the ex­ten­sion of WAGP to Cote d’Ivoire would fa­cil­i­tate easy trans­mis­sion of gas within the West African sub­re­gion.

Baru ex­pressed readi­ness of the NNPC to de­velop ca­pac­ity of the del­e­ga­tion, adding that the NNPC was aware of the long his­tory of re­fin­ing in Cote d’ Ivoire.

Deputy Direc­tor, Pro­duc­tion, of Min­istry of Pe­tro­leum, Cote d’ Ivoire, Mr Pa­trick Mar­shal, said the visit was to learn from Nigeria some of its best prac­tices in per­son­nel man­age­ment, ex­plo­ration and pro­duc­tion in the oil and gas in­dus­try.

High­point of the visit was a tech­ni­cal ses­sion on the mode of op­er­a­tions of the NNPC in the pe­tro­leum sec­tor.

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