OPINION: Nigeria’s proposed northern gas pipeline has raised some searching questions about the future of energy, but also a globally just transition.

At a time when European nations are trying to wean themselves off Russian hydrocarbons, Abuja is making a renewed push for foreign investment to help develop gas resources and build a fixed transit link from West Africa to the Mediterranean.

Nigeria wants help to fund the $25 billion Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) and the $13 billion Trans-Sahara Gas Pipeline (TSGP) to Algeria.