West African Gas Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Nigeria
  • Destination: Ghana, Togo, Benin
  • Ownership: The West African Gas Pipeline Company
  • Website: http://www.wagpco.com/
  • Length: 678 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 170MMscfd
  • Status: Operating


  • The 678 kilometer West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) links into the existing Escravos-Lagos pipeline at the Nigeria Gas Company‚Äôs Itoki Natural Gas Export Terminal in Nigeria and proceeds to a beachhead in Lagos. From there it moves offshore to Takoradi, in Ghana, with gas delivery laterals from the main line extending to Cotonou (Benin), Lome (Togo) and Tema (Ghana). The Escravos-Lagos pipeline system has a capacity of 800 MMscfd, and the WAPCo system will initially carry a volume of 170MMscfd and peak over time at a capacity of 460MMscfd.


  • 1999 - Chevron Named Project Manager
  • 2005 - Construction of the pipeline began
  • 2008 - Pipeline operations commence

Other Information

  • The project was partly financed by the EIB


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