Energy – USA target LNG’s Moroccan market

The President of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, visited Rabat this week in order to persuade Morocco to buy from United States liquefied natural gas (LNG) after the announcement by Russia of its willingness to deliver this product to Morocco.

The EPA boss met with Energy Minister Aziz Rebbah and other officials to encourage the Kingdom to import US liquefied natural gas.

According to Almassae newspaper, this business trip, which caused a polemic in Washington over the true intentions of Donald Trump’s administration in the field of fossil fuels and environmental protection, also focused on cooperation in the field of solid waste management and the revision of the environmental component included in the Moroccan-American Free Trade Agreement.

“We are committed to working closely with countries like Morocco to improve environmental management around the world,” said the president of the US agency.
Morocco had declined a roadmap for the development of the use of LNG from 2021, for an investment of nearly 6 billion euros, but the works of the storage infrastructures at the port of Jorf Lasfar have not started yet.

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