Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System

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


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
  • Current capacity: 1.1 billion cubic feet per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 340 kilometeres
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1989


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
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year:

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. It is unclear whether work on the expansion is already underway, or yet to begin.[5][6]

Articles and resources


  1. Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System, Wikipedia, accessed February 3, 2018
  2. Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System, Revolvy, accessed February 3, 2018
  3. Escravos - Lagos Pipeline, Enipedia, accessed February 3, 2018
  4. Wale Odunsi, NNPC finally restores Escravos-Lagos pipeline, Daily Post, January 8, 2018
  5. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Energy Security and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Way Forward, 25 Apr. 2019.
  6. Chidinma Nwagbara, NNPC to begin gas pipeline construction by Q2 2020, Nairametrics, 27 Feb. 2020.

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