Morocco’s LNG Plans Pose More Questions Than Answers

Morocco is aiming to shortlist LNG suppliers for its planned $4.6bn LNG import terminal next month, Energy Ministry advisor Abdelaziz el-Gamah says.

Speaking at the Morocco Energy Exchange conference in Edinburgh on 12 October, Mr Gamah said more than 100 meetings have been held with some 25 potential suppliers since the start of the year. The conference was led by a delegation of Moroccan senior representatives, with a view to attracting private investments in the kingdom’s energy sector.

Plans to build a 5 bcm/year LNG import facility by 2021 at the deep water port of Jorf Lasfar near Casablanca are ambitious, to say the least. The project has attracted a lot of attention, at a time when global LNG supply is growing and project developers are looking for markets to absorb future volumes. (CONTINUED - 1158 WORDS)