NNPC to extend AKK project to North Africa

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Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru

By Edith Ike-Eboh

The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, says the corporation is considering the extension of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project to Algeria to ensure African integration.

Baru disclosed this in a statement issued by the corporation in Abuja on Wednesday.
“The AKK gas pipeline to Algeria was in furtherance of its African integration drive, Baru said, adding that it was also in line with plans to extend the West African Gas Pipeline, (WAGP) to Morocco.

Baru spoke when the executive officers of the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) paid him a visit in Abuja.
He also said that the corporation was achieving satisfactory progress with oil exploration activities at the Kolmani River II Well.

He said that the corporation had drilled 6,700 feet in the well, noting that the target for the Kolmani River well was 14,200 feet.

He added that the depth could be longer,…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria