Benin launches its side of Niger-Benin oil pipeline project
The government of Benin has launched construction works on for the 684 km Benin side of the Niger-Benin oil pipeline project, in the town of Sèmè- Kpodji.
The project was launched by the country’s Ministry of Mines in partnership with the West African Oil Pipeline Benin Company (Wapco Benin)
. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
has been trying since 2012 to build a pipeline linking oil fields in Niger to the coast. The initial plan was to build the Niger Chad Oil Pipeline, which would have connected in Chad with the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline but that plan was abandoned, reportedly “because of a ‘poor experience’ with Chadian authorities.
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