Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System

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Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System is an operating pipeline in Nigeria.[1]

Location

The pipeline begins in Escravos southeast of its terminus, Lagos. From there, gas is channeled through other pipeline systems.[2][3]

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Existing Pipeline Details

  • Operator: NNPC[4]
  • Capacity: 1.1 billion cubic feet per day[4]
  • Length: 342 kilometers[5]
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Diameter: 36 inches[4]
  • Start Year: 1989[4]

Background

The 36-inch Escravos to Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) is a natural gas pipeline built in 1989 to supply gas from Escravos in the Niger Delta to various consumption utilization areas. It supplies gas to power plants in the South-west and also feeds the West African Gas Pipeline System.[4]

Expansion details

  • Additional capacity: 1.1 billion cubic feet per day[6]
  • Status: Operating[7][5]
  • Length: 342 kilometers[6]
  • Start year: 2021[8]

Escravos–Lagos II Expansion

In April 2019, NNPC's Group Managing Director announced plans to build an expansion, Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System II, which would double the existing pipeline's capacity to 2.2 billion cubic feet per day.

Construction was expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020.[8][6][9]

In February 2021, the NNPC announced that the expansion project, described as a "looping of the Excravos–Lagos Pipeline System", was complete.[7][5]

Articles and resources

References

  1. Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System, Wikipedia, accessed February 3, 2018
  2. Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System, Revolvy, accessed Feb. 3, 2018.
  3. Escravos - Lagos Pipeline, Enipedia, accessed Feb. 3, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Wale Odunsi, NNPC finally restores Escravos-Lagos pipeline, Daily Post, Jan. 8, 2018, accessed Sep. 7, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gas distribution: Zakhem commends NNPC on completion and looping of Escravos – Lagos Pipeline, Mar. 2, 2021, accessed Sep. 7, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Maikanti Kacalla Baru, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Energy Security and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Way Forward, 25 Apr. 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Escravos-Lagos pipeline set to move 2.2 billion scf of gas – NNPC, 'Femi Asu, Feb. 26, 2021, accessed Sep. 7, 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 NNPC to double Nigeria's domestic oil and gas supply by 2023, Construction Review, accessed Sep. 7, 2021.
  9. Chidinma Nwagbara, NNPC to begin gas pipeline construction by Q2 2020, Nairametrics, 27 Feb. 2020.

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