Greater Nile Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Muglad Basin
  • Destination: Port of Sudan
  • Ownership: Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC) / CNPC
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  • Length: a 1,506 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type:

Brief Description

  • The Block 1/2/4 crude oil pipeline starts from the southern part of the Muglad Basin, runs through the Heglig tropical rainforest and marsh, the Saiyala Desert and the world’s longest river—the River Nile, the Red Sea mountains before reaching Port Sudan in the north.
  • It carries crude from the Heglig Oil Field and Unity Oil Field

Pipeline Status

  • Operational but currently not being used because of a dispute between North & South


  • 1998 - Pipeline construction started
  • 1999 - Pipeline commissioned

Other Information

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