Nigeria, Niger and Algeria endorse plan to build the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline

24 Feb 2022

Nigeria, Niger and Algeria have approved a roadmap to develop the 30 bcm/year Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP) between Warri in Nigeria to Hassi R’Mel in Algeria, passing through Niger. The US$13bn gas pipeline, which aims to link Europe to the three countries' natural gas reserves, will be 4,128 km long, including 1,037 km in Nigeria, 841 km in Niger and 2,310 km in Algeria.

In July 2020, Nigeria officially launched the construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project, which links the south-west of the country to the North. The AKK gas pipeline will deliver 3.5 bcf/d (99 mcm/d or 36.1 bcm/year) of gas from several gas projects in the south of the country. In a first phase, it will supply 2.5 bcf/d (57 mcm/d or 20.7 bcm/year) to domestic customers. Developed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) using a build and transfer model, the pipeline, is part the TSGP project. Commissioning is scheduled in 2022.

Morocco is promoting a competing project, the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline, which would connect Nigeria to every coastal country in West Africa (Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal, and Mauritania), ending at Tangiers, Morocco, and Cádiz, Spain.

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