Nigeria, Algeria and Niger Republic yesterday moved to reactivate the $13 billion Trans- Saharan Natural Gas Pipeline (TNGP) project as demand pressure continues to mount from within the continent and Europe. A planned natural gas pipeline from Nigeria to Algeria, the idea of the trans-Saharan pipeline was first proposed in the 1970s and the project was first seen as an opportunity to diversify the European Union’s gas supplies. In 2002, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd., and the Algerian national oil and gas company, Sonatrach signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) while the feasibility study was completed in September 2006. The pipeline, of which the Nigerian section has been named the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, starts from Warri and runs north through Niger to Hassi R’Mel in Algeria where it will connect the existing Trans-Mediterranean, Maghreb-Europe, Medgaz and Galsi pipelines. With an approximate length of 4,128 kilometres, including 1,037 kilometres in […]