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World African states want to build natural gas pipeline

19:20  29 july  2022
19:20  29 july  2022 Source:   wiwo.de

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The African states Algeria, Niger and Nigeria want to build a long-planned natural gas pipeline through the Sahara. The three countries signed a declaration of intent, as the state news agency in Algeria announced on Thursday evening.

Die Sahara in Algerien: Durch die Wüste könnte eine Erdgas-Pipeline nach Europa verlegt werden. © HORST_HEINZ_GRIMM/DPA The Sahara in Algeria: A natural gas pipeline could be relocated to Europe through the desert.

The 4000 kilometer pipeline is to be completed in a short time, said the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mining, Mohammed Arkab. He did not call a precise schedule.

, according to Algeria, the world's largest natural gas producer worldwide, the pipeline should be connected to Europe and can be able to deliver 30 billion cubic meters of gas annually. The three countries therefore also consider the project as an investment project since Europe has also looked around for other suppliers after the Russian attack war in Ukraine. According to official information, the costs for the pipeline are estimated at around $ 13 billion (12.8 billion euros), 90 percent of which are to be financed by Algeria and Nigeria.

had already met representatives of the states to plan the project more than a decade ago. In the past, mineral oil companies such as Total or Shell had shown interest in the pipeline, but the Russian state company Gazprom also signed a cooperation with Nigeria years ago.

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