ORAN – Tuesday, 19 December 2023 (APS) – Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, said on Monday in Oran that the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP) project linking Nigeria and Algeria, via Niger, was progressing “significantly.”

In a statement to the press on the sidelines of the 10th high-level seminar on security and peace in Africa, which wrapped up on Monday, Tuggar said that “significant and noteworthy progress” had been made on the gas pipeline project in the Algerian and Nigerian regions.

He also said that Algeria and Nigeria are among the world’s leading gas-producing countries, adding that Europe needs this energy, which represents an “opportunity” for Algeria, Nigeria and Niger.

The TSGP project links the three countries over a distance of 4,128 km, including 1,037 km on Nigerian territory, 841 km in Niger and 2,310 km in Algeria, by connecting Nigeria’s gas fields (from Wari on the Niger River) to the Algerian network to sell Nigerian gas, in particular to European markets.

The project will benefit from Algeria’s infrastructure opportunities, including its transport network, liquefied natural gas (LNG) complexes and petrochemicals infrastructure, as well as its geographical location close to gas markets.