Cross Island Pipeline

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Cross Island Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline in 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

  • Operator: The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • Owner: The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited[2]
  • Current capacity: 2,400 MMcf/d[2]
  • Length: 76.5 km / 47.5 miles[2]
  • Diameter: 56 inches[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2005[2]
  • Associated infrastructure:


Trinidad and Tobago's $550 million Cross Island Pipeline project has three main components and includes both offshore and onshore sections, with the capacity to transport 2.4 bcfd of gas without compression. The line's principal purpose is 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. The Cross Island Pipeline also provides gas to the Union Industrial Estate 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.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Trinidad and Tobago begins multimillion-dollar Cross Island Pipeline project" Oil and Gas Journal, June 11, 2003
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pipeline Projects | NGC". Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  3. "Trinidad Cross Island Pipeline". KBR. Retrieved 2021-05-09.

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Existing Pipelines in Latin America