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NIGERIA: New Pipelines to be Added



Globaldata, an Oil and Gas Data Analysis Company has uncovered that about eleven new pipelines should be expected in Nigeria.

The company stated that Nigeria is in anticipation to add about 35percent of Africa’s total planned and declared oil and gas new-build trunk transmission pipeline length additions between 2019 to 2020.

The data analysis company noted that Nigeria is expected to provide about 6,601 kilometers of newly-built pipelines by 2023, 6,460 kilometers out of the estimated 6,601 kilometers will be for natural gas while 142 kilometers would be for a crude oil pipeline.

The oil and gas data analysis company representative and data analyst, Mr. Varun Ette disclosed that the proposed eleven new pipelines to be constructed will kick off by 2023, stating that eight of the pipelines are newly planned projects while the other three have been sought since the first announcement of the project.

The data analyst disclosed Trans Saharan gas is the largest and longest planned pipeline to be constructed and start operation by 2021 adding that Niger took the second stage to have the longest and highest newly-built pipeline in Africa. He said that Niger-Benin newly-built pipelines are about 1,980 kilometers and Zinder –Torodi with about 1, 070 kilometers. These newly built pipelines are expected to begin operation.

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