Cross Island Pipeline

From Global Energy Monitor
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Cross Island Pipeline is a gas pipeline running from the Beachfield gas field in the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic LNG gas terminal off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Beachfield gas field in the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic LNG Terminal off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Project Details

  • Owner: The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • Current capacity: 2,400 MMcf/d
  • Length: 76.5 km / 47.5 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2005


An unprecedented multimillion-dollar natural gas pipeline building program is now under way in Trinidad and Tobago that is designed to meet the Caribbean island's gas needs for the rest of the decade. The $550 million project has three main components and includes both offshore and onshore pipelaying. The Caribbean island's NGC Trinidad & Tobago LNG Ltd. is constructing a $200 million, 56-in. Cross Island Pipeline, which would have the capacity to transport 2.4 bcfd of gas without compression. The line's principal purpose would be to transport the 800 MMcfd of gas required by Atlantic LNG Co. of Trinidad & Tobago's Train 4 and also caters for similar amounts of gas for the fifth train, should the government agree to further LNG expansion. But the Cross Island Pipeline will also provide gas to the Union Industrial Estate, which is being developed near La Brea, south of the island. The pipeline was originally a joint venture project that included NGC, BP PLC unit Amoco Trinidad (LNG) BV, British Gas Trinidad LNG Ltd., Repsol LNG Port Spain BV, and Tractebel Trinidad LNG Ltd., but became a sole NGC project after the government decided that NGC should be wholly responsible for the transmission of gas across Trinidad and Tobago.[1]

The pipeline has 3 individual drill locations - 56 inches in diameter, ranging from 750 meters to 800 meters in length, and is noteworthy for including the largest-diameter horizontal directional drills in existence. It was completed in 2005.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Trinidad and Tobago begins multimillion-dollar Cross Island Pipeline project" Oil and Gas Journal, accessed August 2018
  2. Trinidad Cross Island Pipeline KBR, accessed August 2018

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