Morocco Keen to Work With Russia in Natural Gas Sector
Morocco is looking to work with Russia to develop its natural gas industry, country’s Energy Ministry said earlier this week.
Moroccan Energy Minister Abdelkader Amara met with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Monday to discuss the issue.
On Friday, local newspaper Asabah reported that Rabat is looking to reduce its dependence on Algerian gas deliveries as Gazprom has assured Morocco assistance in developing its LNG project.
In December last year, the Energy minister said that the country is planning to intensify search for natural gas and would spend $4.6 billion on infrastructure for the LNG project through the year 2021.
The project, which is aimed at producing 2,700 megawatts of electricity from LNG, is expected to improve Morocco’s energy mix alongside renewable sources of energy.