Mozambique-South Africa Gas Pipeline

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Mozambique-South Africa Gas Pipeline, also known as the Rompco Mozambique to Secunda Pipeline or MSP, is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Pande and Temane gas fields in Mozambique to Secunda, South Africa, crossing the border at Komatipoort.[2][3]

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Project Details

  • Owners: Sasol Gas Holdings (50%), South African Gas Development Limited Company (iGas, 25%); Companhia Mocambiçana de Gasoduto (CMG, 25%)[4]
  • Current capacity: 540.3 million cubic feet per day
  • Length: 537 miles / 865 km
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2004


The Mozambique-South Africa Pipeline is operated by the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Company (ROMPCO), a joint venture of South African Gas Development Limited Company (iGas), Companhia Mocambiçana de Gasoduto (CMG), and Sasol Gas Holdings.[5] The pipeline went into service in 2004 with a capacity of 170 megajoules (MJG).[6] In March 2015 a 128 km loop line was completed parallel to the pipeline, raising annual capacity to 188 MJG.[6] In February 2017 an additional 127 km loop was completed parallel to the pipeline, raising annual capacity to 212 MJG.[7]

In July 2020, Sasol Gas Holdings announced that it would be selling its 50% stake in the Mozambique-South Africa Pipeline to help reduce the company's debt burden.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. Mozambique South Africa Gas Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed February 2018
  2. "Gas Pipeline". ROMPCO. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  3. "SEA for the Development of a Phased Gas Pipeline Network in South Africa" (PDF). Republic of South Africa. December 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Sasol confirms Rompco pipeline sale 'well advanced' as asset disposal process kicks into gear". Mining Weekly. July 1, 2020.
  5. ROMPCO Overview, ROMPCO, accessed February 2018
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ressano Garcia’s gas-to-power capacity rises to 400 MW as loop-line is completed, Mining Weekly, Mar. 5, 2015
  7. Pipeline expansion project completed in February, Mining Weekly, Feb. 14, 2017

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