USTDA Supports LNG Infrastructure in Morocco, Creates Market Opportunities for U.S. Companies

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Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development awarded a grant to Morocco’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, supporting a feasibility study to evaluate building an LNG import terminal and regasification facility that would link to the Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline.

The U.S. firm, Lixia Capsia Gestionis LLC, will carry out the study which involves assessing potential sites for the development of: an LNG import terminal; a regasification facility to supply up to 5.3 BCM of natural gas per year; and a pipeline connecting the LNG import terminal to the MEG. 

This project will help meet growing demand for natural gas in Morocco, while creating new business opportunities for U.S. companies,” said USTDA’s Director for Congressional and Public Affairs, Thomas R. Hardy.

Morocco’s Ministry of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development added, “As a part of the Moroccan energy mix, gas is playing a relevant role for the energy diversification and security. This study will give the Moroccan authorities factual insight on LNG’s future role in the implementation of the Kingdom's energy strategy.”

Matthew Meredith, Lixia Capsia Gestionis Managing Principal said, “We are looking forward to working closely with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco represented by the Ministère de l'Energie, des Mines et du Développement Durable to advance the energy goals and support the implementation of the Kingdom’s national energy strategy.”

“The U.S. Government is proud to support Morocco’s energy diversification and assist Morocco in providing reliable and efficient energy to its citizens,” said Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie A. Miley. “We look forward to seeing the results of the feasibility study, the eventual launch of the LNG terminal, and to continuing the excellent cooperation between our two countries, in the energy sector and as in so many other areas.”


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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