Trans Saharan Gas Pipeline Project

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Summary Information

  • Source: Nigeria
  • Destination: Algeria
  • Ownership: NNPC / Sonatrach
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  • Length: 4,300 kilometres (2,565 miles)
  • Capacity: 18-25 bcm/year

In Brief

  • The 4,300 km pipeline is proposed under the NEPAD initiative to connect to gas resources in Nigeria and Algeria and transport them to consumers accessible from the pipeline along its route and at its terminal point on the Mediterranean coast of Algeria.

The Route

  • The pipeline will run from the oil & gas fields in South Nigeria, across Niger up to the coast of Algeria

Pipeline Status

  • Planned


  • 2002 - a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Sonatrach and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) concerning the feasibility study of the TSGP
  • 2005 - Sonatrach and NNPC granted the British company Penspen/IPA the feasibility study of the TSGP

Other Information

  • A feasibility study has been performed by Penspen
  • Political rivalries between Nigeria & Niger are causing delays


  1. Techno-Economic Feasibility Study for NNPC / Sonatrach
  2. Penspen Pipeline References
  3. Trans-Sahara Gas Pipeline conference: future possibilities for diversification of EU energy supply
  4. A Trans-African and Trans-Mediterranean mega project

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