NCMA Development Gas Pipeline

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North Coast Marine Area Development Pipeline, also known by its initials NCMA, is a gas pipeline off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago.


The pipeline runs from the Hibiscus, Poinsettia, Chaconia, and Ixora gas fields in the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic LNG offshore gas terminal off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago.[1]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Royal Dutch Shell (45.88%), Petrotrin (19.5%), Eni S.p.A (17.31%), PetroCanada (17.31%)[2][3]
  • Capacity: 520 MMcf/d[1][4]
  • Length: 107 km / 67 miles[1]
  • Diameter: 24 inches[4]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2001[5]


The 67 mile (107 km), 24-inch pipeline from the NCMA development to the Atlantic LNG plant is the longest pipeline in Trinidad and Tobago. The pipeline's capacity was originally announced as 400 million cubic feet per day[4]; debottlenecking in September 2003 increased the pipeline's capacity by 30 percent above the original design.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Atlantic LNG not likely to benefit from gas supply deal". Oil & Gas Journal. December 13, 2016.
  2. Shepard, Rob and Ball, James (May 2004). "Liquified Natural Gas from Trinidad and Tobago: The Atlantic LNG Project" (PDF). Stanford University.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. "Trinidad and Tobago". Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Trinidad & Tobago Government gives go-ahead to new gas province". Killajoules. December 7, 2000.
  5. "British Gas NCMA Phase 1 | Allseas". Retrieved 2021-07-13.

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