Niger-Benin pipeline

Benin hit by impact of Niger coup as Zenith Energy exits proposed PSC

Issue 490 - 21 Aug 2023 - By James Gavin | 1 minute read

The coup d’état in Niger appears to be undermining oil and gas sector ambitions in neighbouring Benin, with London Stock Exchange-listed independent Zenith Energy citing regional political instability as a reason for pulling out of talks for a production-sharing contract to resume output from Block 1 and potential delays anticipated to the $7bn Niger-Benin export pipeline (NBEP), which was due to be completed this year.

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