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 receiving terminal on Trinidad's southeastern coast to the Atlantic LNG Terminal and industrial estates near Point Fortin on Trinidad's southwestern coast.[2]

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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[3]
  • Current capacity: 2,400 MMcf/d[3]
  • Length: 76.5 km / 47.5 miles[3]
  • Diameter: 56 inches[3][4]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2005[3]
  • Associated infrastructure:


Trinidad and Tobago's $550 million Cross Island Pipeline project includes both offshore and onshore sections, with the capacity to transport 2.4 bcfd of gas without compression.[1] The line's original purpose was to transport the 800 MMcfd of gas required by Train 4 of the Atlantic LNG Terminal, along with similar amounts for a proposed fifth train, while also supplying gas to the Union and La Brea Industrial Estates in southwestern Trinidad.[1][3]

The pipeline began as a joint venture between NGC (National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago), 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]

At the time of its completion in 2005, the pipeline had the greatest diameter (56 inches) of any pipeline constructed in the Western Hemisphere.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Trinidad and Tobago begins multimillion-dollar Cross Island Pipeline project" Oil and Gas Journal, June 11, 2003
  2. "Energy Map of Trinidad and Tobago" (PDF). Petroleum Economist / National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago. 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "Pipeline Projects | NGC". Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  4. "Trinidad Cross Island Pipeline". KBR. Retrieved 2021-05-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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Existing Pipelines in Latin America