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Trans Saharan Gas is the longest planned pipeline in EMEA

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GlobalData’s latest analysis of planned and announced trunk/transmission oil and gas pipelines in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), which are expected to start operations between 2018 and 2022 shows that the Trans Saharan Gas project pipeline, starting in Nigeria, is the longest planned pipeline with a length of 4,400km.

The onshore pipeline is expected to start operations in 2021. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (45%), Republic Of Niger (10%) and Sonatrach SPA (45%) are its stakeholders, while Trans-Saharan Natural Gas Consortium is the operator. The pipeline has a total capex of $12bn.

The second-longest planned pipeline is the African Renaissance Project pipeline, which starts in Mozambique and has a proposed length of 2,600km. The onshore gas pipeline is expected to start operations in 2021. China National Petroleum Corporation (20%), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos EP (28%) and Profin Consulting Sociedade Anonima (28%) are its stakeholders. The pipeline involves total capex of $6bn.

Top planned pipelines in EMEA by length

Top planned pipelines in EMEA by length
Source: GlobalData Midstream Analytics

The Gasnosu pipeline, which also starts in Mozambique, is the third-longest planned pipeline with a length of 2,100km. The onshore gas pipeline is expected to start operations in 2020. Gigajoule International (Pty) Ltd has a 49.6% stake, while the details of the rest of the stakeholders are presently unknown. Matola Gas Co is its operator. The pipeline has total capex spending of $4bn.

The Iranian Gas Trunk line–IGAT IX pipeline, with Iran as the start country, is the fourth-longest planned pipeline with a length of 1,900km. The onshore gas pipeline is expected to start operations in 2020. National Iranian Gas Co has 100% equity stake in the pipeline and is also the operator. The pipeline has total capex of $6bn.

The fifth-longest planned pipeline, Trans Anatolian (TANAP), starts in Turkey with a length of 1,850km. The onshore gas pipeline is expected to start operations in 2018. Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corporation, BP Plc and State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic have a 30%, 12% and 28.4% stake respectively, while the details of the rest of the stakeholders is presently unknown. Tanap Dogalgaz Iletim AS is the operator. The pipeline has a total capex of $8bn.

Source: Hydrocarbons Technology

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