Moroccan Energy Minister Leila Benali declared that the kingdom is currently considering several ports for building a floating or onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility to import LNG, Reuters reported.
According to Reuters, Morocco relied for its gas imports on a pipeline that connects Algeria to Spain, but it was stopped last October by Algiers after the disturbance of the relations between the two countries.
Morocco launched a tender to upgrade Mohammedia port to host an LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU). The minister said that after studying, Mohammedia and the Mediterranean port of Nador proved their capability to host regasification terminals.
Benali noted that Morocco intends to enter the international LNG market in the coming days and will use the unused capacity of Spanish terminals.