Currently 13 companies are exploring oil and gas in Morocco including in the Western region north of Rabat, he said.
Morocco is a major energy importer in North Africa as it lacks significant oil and gas resources. The country opted for renewable energy with a plan to produce 52% of its energy mix from renewable sources.
Gas findings as well as renewable energy would help curtail its 82 billion dirham energy imports and redress the trade deficit.
Morocco also adopted measures to tackle the rise in domestic energy consumption by encouraging energy efficiency and energy saving,