GR-7 Gas Pipeline

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GR-7 Gas Pipeline is an existing natural gas pipeline, running from the Hassi Tidjerane gas fields to Hassi R'Mel, Algeria.


The pipeline runs from the Hassi Tidjerane gas fields, El Bayadh province, to Hassi R'Mel, Laghouat province, Algeria.

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The 344-kilometer GR-7 gas pipeline was built to bring gas from the Hassi Tidjerane, Tinerkouk, Hassi Ba Hamou, and Reg Mouaded gas fields to Hassi R'Mel. The project was the second phase of Sonatrach’s South West Gas Project (SWGP); the GR-5 Gas Pipeline, completed in 2018, was the first phase. The construction contractors were Algerian firms Cosider Canalisations and Sonatrach subsidiary Entreprise Nationale de Canalisations (ENAC).[1] The pipeline was connected to the grid on 2 April 2020. However, the development of the four gas fields was lagging; as of the pipeline's opening date, it wasn't expected to start carrying gas until 2022 at the earliest.[2][3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Sonatrach
  • Current capacity: 4 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 344 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Date: Apr. 2020

Articles and resources


  1. Patrick Mulyungi, Algeria completes the construction of GR7 gas pipeline project, Construction Review Online, 7 Apr. 2020.
  2. Aydin Calik, Algeria: Southwest Pipeline Progress, But Field Development Lags, mees, 10 Apr. 2020.
  3. Illies Sahar & Stuart Elliott, Algeria's Sonatrach hooks up new southwestern gas pipeline to grid, S&P Global Platts, 6 Apr. 2020.

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