Morocco to launch multi-billion-dollar natural gas project
Morocco says it is planning to launch a multi-billion-dollar project to intensify its search for natural gas.
Morocco’s Energy Minister Abdelkader Amara said on Tuesday that the country would spend USD 4.6 billion on infrastructure for the project through the year 2021.
The project, which is aimed at producing 2,700 megawatts of electricity from liquefied natural gas (LNG), is expected to improve Morocco’s energy mix alongside renewable sources of energy.
Ali Fassi Fihri, head of the National Office of Electricity and Water, also said that the demand for electricity is dramatically on the rise in the country.
He further described as a “race against time” the country’s bid to make sure its electricity needs are met.
To achieve its goal in the energy sector, Morocco, which is the biggest importer of energy in the Middle East and North Africa, should build an LNG terminal at Jorf Lasfar near the western port city of El Jadida within five years.