With eleven new pipelines expected to come on stream in Nigeria, the country will be contributing about 35% of Africa’s total oil and gas new-build trunk/transmission pipeline length additions. This was disclosed in GlobalData report.
The report tagged, ‘Global Planned Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook to 2023 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Planned Pipelines’ by GlobalData, stated that Nigeria’s contribution will occur between 2019 and 2023.
The report disclosed that 6,601.5 kilometres of new-build pipelines would be contributed by Nigeria by 2023. The contribution of the oil and gas additions was divided into natural gas (at 6,460km), crude oil pipelines would account for 142km.
“In Nigeria, 11 new-build pipelines are expected to start by 2023. Of these, eight are planned projects and the remaining three are from early-stage announced projects.
“Trans Saharan Gas is the longest upcoming pipeline in the country with a length of 4,400km. Natural gas pipeline is expected to start operations in 2021,” an oil and gas analyst at GlobalData, Varun Ette, said.