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Final draft of gas pipeline project ready

The draft final report of the feasibility study of the 600 km West African Gas Pipeline Project has been submitted to the secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria, the organisation said yesterday (Wednesday) in a statement sent to IRIN. The proposed pipeline, which will serve Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo, may also be extended to Cote d’Ivoire later. Finance for the study came from Chevron, Shell Petroleum Development Company, the Nigerian petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Sociiti Bininoise du Gaz (SOBEGAZ), Sociiti Togolaise du Gaz (SOTOGAZ) and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). On completion of the study, a concession agreement will be negotiated with the West African Pipeline Company (WAPCO) which will build and operate the pipeline on commercial basis. ECOWAS said a meeting to discuss the feasibility study will be held in March by the Ministerial Steering Committee. The meeting will take place either in Lome, Togo, or Abuja.

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