Morocco is moving forward with plans to become an LNG importer in order to meet increased demand for electricity. On the table for several years, plans to build an onshore terminal at the deep-water port of Jorf Lasfar 100km south of Casablanca are now gathering momentum as international investors are lining up at Morocco’s door for a potential participation.

Late last year, Energy Minister ‘Abd al-Qadir ‘Amara said the terminal would enable Morocco to import LNG equivalent to 7 bcm/year (677mn cfd) beginning in 2025 (MEES, 19 December 2014) – enough to fuel 3GW of power generation capacity. (CONTINUED - 752 WORDS)