GR-5 Gas Pipeline

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GR-5 Gas Pipeline is an existing natural gas pipeline, running from the Reggane gas fields to Hassi R'Mel, Algeria.


The pipeline runs from the Reggane gas fields, Adrar province, to Hassi R'Mel, Laghouat province, Algeria.

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The 760-kilometer GR-5 gas pipeline was built to bring gas from the Reggane Nord, Touat, and Timimoun gas fields to Hassi R'Mel. The project began in 2009, with research and engineering done by Sofregaz.[1] The project was the first phase of Sonatrach’s South West Gas Project (SWGP).[2] The pipeline was inaugurated in February 2018.[3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Sonatrach
  • Current capacity: 8.8 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 760 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Date: Feb. 2018

Articles and resources


  1. GR5 Gas Pipeline, Sofregaz website, accessed June 2020.
  2. Aydin Calik, Algeria: Southwest Pipeline Progress, But Field Development Lags, mees, 10 Apr. 2020.
  3. Algeria: GR5 pipeline inaugurated, Boosting Phase 3 continues, African Energy, 15 Feb. 2018.

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