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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