Agreement allows Niger-Benin crude line

China National Petroleum Corp. has signed an agreement with the government of Benin allowing construction of a 1,900-km crude oil pipeline between CNPC’s Agadem block in Niger and Benin’s Port of Seme.

China National Petroleum Corp. has signed an agreement with the government of Benin allowing construction of a 1,900-km crude oil pipeline between CNPC’s Agadem block in Niger and Benin’s Port of Seme.

It said 687 km of the pipeline will be in Benin.

Production on the Agadem block began in 2011, flowing through a 463-km pipeline to a 20,000-b/d refinery at Zinder.

Output is set to increase from discoveries made since 2013.

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