Chinese launch Benin phase of multi-billion-dollar pipeline

Issue 440 - 10 Jun 2021

The Chinese-owned West African Oil Pipeline Benin Company (Wapco Benin) and the government in Cotonou have announced a construction start for the delayed Niger-Benin Export Pipeline (NBEP), which the partners said had been held up for months by the coronavirus pandemic. The 1,982km, 20-inch diameter pipeline will carry crude from the Agadem Rift Basin (ARB) fields in Niger to Benin’s Atlantic oil terminal in Sèmè-Kraké port.

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