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Benin pipeline promises ‘new era’ for Niger, with oil exports forecast to increase tenfold

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Issue 471 - 30 Oct 2022 - By Marc Howard | 7 minute read

What will be Africa’s longest oil pipeline is now 30% complete and forecast to increase landlocked Niger’s oil exports tenfold in a ‘transformative’ Chinese-owned project that forms part of Beijing’s long-term play in the region. Other actors are looking to ramp up production using the infrastructure, with Niger – on the frontline of battle against jihadism in the Sahel – also being courted by the West.

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