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Summary Information

  • Source: Algeria
  • Destination: Sardinia, Italy
  • Ownership: 41.6% Sonatrach, 20.8% Edison, 15.6% Enel, 10.4% Hera Trading, 11.6% Sardinia Region
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  • Length: 900 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 8 billion cubic metres a year
  • Status: Planned


  • The Galsi project includes the international undersea section, from the Algerian coast to the south of Sardinia near Cagliari, and the Italian section comprising the overland section crossing Sardinia (to the Olbia area) and a new undersea section to Tuscany (near Piombino), where the pipeline will be connected to the Italian national transport network.
  • The pipeline will be approximately 900 kilometres in length overall, of which 600 km will be offshore and at a maximum depth of around 2800 metres between Algeria and Sardinia. The initial transport capacity will be 8 billion cubic metres a year.


  • 2006 - Sonatrach entered into five natural gas sale/purchase agreements for the Galsi project
  • 2007 - Galsi and Snam Rete Gas sign MOU for construction
  • 2008 - Galsi Begins The Paperwork For Regulatory Approval
  • 2008 - Galsi and Snam Rete Gas sign final contract for construction
  • 2011 - Final permission to proceed awarded

Other Information

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  1. The EU and Algeria look for new ways to increase Algerian gas supplies to Europe
  2. Galsi Spa And Snam Rete Gas Spa Sign Memorandum Of Understanding For Construction Of New Pipeline From Algeria To Italy, Via Sardinia
  3. Galsi and Snam Rete Gas confirm commitments to build new gas pipeline from Algeria to Italy via Sardinia
  4. Galsi Begins The Paperwork For Regulatory Approval Of The Galsi Project
  5. Galsi: Notice to Proceed published authorizing the construction of the Galsi pipeline

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