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African Renaissance Project pipeline to follow Trans Saharan Gas as global longest

With planned lengths of 2,600km, the African Renaissance Project pipeline will be the second longest after the Trans Saharan Gas project pipeline, a trunk/transmission oil and gas pipelines in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) which is designed with a length of 4,400km.

Details from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, showed that the Trans Saharan Gas project pipeline begins in Nigeria and is an onshore pipeline.

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

The African Renaissance Project pipeline starts in Mozambique and has a proposed length of 2,600km. It is an onshore gas pipeline and 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 has a total capex of $6bn.

The Gasnosu pipeline, which is the third in terms of length, also starts in Mozambique, with a length of 2,100km. It is an onshore gas pipeline and is expected to start operations in 2020. Gigajoule International (Pty) Ltd has a 49.6% stake, but the other stakeholders are unknown. Matola Gas Co. is its operator, and the pipeline has a total capex of $4bn.

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

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