Nigerian Government Set To Import Petrol from Niger

 “The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Republic of Niger have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for petroleum products transportation and storage.”Also reacting on the development, the Secretary-General of African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO), Dr. Omar Ibrahim, said he could not be happier with what he witnessed in terms of co-operation and collaboration between the two APPO member countries in the area of hydrocarbons.Nigeria has come to an agreement with the Niger Republic for the transportation of imported petroleum products.The Ministry of Petroleum Resources in a statement, explained:Nigerian Government Set To Import Petrol from NigerKyari said the duo have had long deliberations in the last four to five months with a view to restoring the importation of petroleum products (excess production) from Niger into Nigeria.“I want to commend the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Niger and their leadership for this milestone.”Niger Republic’s Soraz Refinery in Zinder, some 260km from the Nigerian border, has an installed refining capacity of 20,000 barrels per day.President Muhammadu Buhari and President Mahamadou Issoufou came into an agreement after talks had been on-going between both countries for over four months through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Niger Republic’s National Oil Company.Statement by the GGM/SA Media to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Garba Deen Muhammad, explained the MoU was signed by the GMD NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari and the Director-General of SONIDEP, Alio Toune.Speaking shortly after the MoU signing, Sylva expressed delight over the development, describing it as another huge step in developing trade relations between both countries.The MoU got signed under the supervision of the Ministers of State for Petroleum, Çhief Timipre Sylva and Foumakoye Gado, respectively with the Secretary-General of the African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO), Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim in attendance.Niger’s total domestic requirement is about 5,000bpd, thus leaving a huge surplus of about 15,000 bpd, mostly for export. penetv

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