The Abu Dhabi Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) opened on November 11th, setting the agenda for the future of the energy, oil and gas sector.
During the conference, Aziz Rabbah, Moroccan Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development said that his country has been negotiating a deal with several African countries to secure a pipeline for gas to be transported through 13 African countries.
He also affirmed that recent gas discoveries in Mauritania and Senegal were not going to deter nor affect the process of initiating a leading Moroccan and Nigerian pipeline, which is due to play a substantial part in meeting the demands of around 300 million people, stating that “the project will transform Africa to become one of the internationally recognised gas stations in the world”.
He later added in his speech at the ADIPEC’s opening session, that Morocco has always been concerned with covering the needs of its national market, as well as exporting to Europe through Spain, highlighting that Rabat has been actively involved in negotiations with other countries to ensure its constant supply of natural gas.
He pointed that securing the lines of provision is one of the most crucial tasks in the world, and therefore, there is a rising call for collaborative powers to maintain the flow and secure the required amount of provision.
He also stressed that current logistics in Morocco provide it with further opportunities to become a platform that engages all international markets.
The 35th edition of ADIPEC was launched early on Monday morning, November 11th, and witnessed the participation of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, and several other prominent figures representing the UAE and other countries.
Sessions of the day were focusing on the role of accelerating technology in oil and gas production, the role that technology companies play in enhancing the production of traditional energy, and showcasing recent technologies that science has had to offer in the last couple of years.