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The discoveries of oil and gas in Africa has necessitated the construction of huge pipeline projects on the continent. Below are 5 upcoming gas pipeline projects in Africa:

Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline

The Ajaokuta–Kaduna–Kano pipeline is a 614-kilometer (381.5-miles) pipeline developed by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to transport natural gas from southern Nigeria to central Nigeria.

The project represents phase one of the 1,300-km (808-mi) Trans-Nigerian Gas Pipeline (TNGP) project, which is being developed as part of Nigeria’s Gas Master Plan to utilize the country’s surplus gas resources for power generation as well as for consumption by domestic customers, according to NS Energy.

Uganda–Tanzania Crude Oil Pipeline

The Uganda–Tanzania Crude Oil Pipeline (UTCOP), also known as the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP),is under construction and intended to transport  crude oil from Uganda’s oil fields to the Port of Tanga, Tanzania on the Indian Ocean. Once completed, the pipepline will be the longest heated crude oil pipeline in the world.

Ethiopia-Djibouti gas pipeline

The Ethiopia-Djibouti gas pipeline have signed a deal to build a pipeline to transport Ethiopian gas to an export terminal in Djibouti.Chinese firm Poly-GCL is likely to construct the 767-km natural gas pipeline. Ethiopia says it has discovered up to 7 to 8 billion cubic trillion feet (TFC) of natural gas in Somali regional state.

Mozambique-south Africa gas pipeline

The Mozambique–South Africa Oil Pipeline is a proposed multi-product petrol and diesel fuel pipeline from Maputo to Gauteng, South Africa.

The 500 kilometres (310 mi) long pipeline will run from an existing coastal fuel-storage facility at Matola harbour in Mozambique to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in South Africa.

From there the pipeline will then continue to Kendal in Mpumalanga, where it could join the current Transnet Pipelines petroleum pipeline network.The project also foresees potential transport to neighboring countries, such as Botswana.

The Trans-Saharan gas pipeline 

The Trans-Saharan gas pipeline (also known as NIGAL pipeline and Trans-African gas pipeline) is a planned natural gas pipeline from Nigeria to Algeria. It is seen as an opportunity to diversify the European Union’s gas supplies.

The idea of the trans-Saharan pipeline was first proposed in the 1970s. On 14 January 2002, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Algerian national oil and gas company Sonatrach signed the Memorandum of Understanding for preparations of the project.

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