UK based Circle Oil and ONHYM (Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines), the state-run mining and hydrocarbon board of Morocco, will begin the construction of a gas pipeline this year to supply the domestic market, according to the official MAP news agency.

The pipeline, which will constitute an 8-inch diameter, will interconnect Rharb basin to industrial firms in nearby Kenitra, 40km north of Rabat, Reuters reported.

The British oil and gas explorer said that the pipeline will have an 8-inch (20cm) diameter.

The company has also made another gas discovery in its Sebou Permit which is its second successive discovery in Morocco in January.

The company said that it encountered gas in the deeper Main Hoot and the secondary Guebbas regions of the reservoir.

Earlier in the month, Circle Oil discovered gas at the KSR-10 well at the Sebou permit in Morocco.