PGPN Coega–Richards Bay Gas Pipeline

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Coega–Richards Bay Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline, running from Coega to Richards Bay, South Africa. It is part of the Phased Gas Pipeline Network (PGPN).


The pipeline would run from Coega port, Eastern Cape province, to Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa.

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The Coega–Richards Bay Gas Pipeline is Phase 7 of South Africa's Phased Gas Pipeline Network (PGPN). It would connect with Phase 2 of the PGPN, the PGPN Mossel Bay–Coega Gas Pipeline, at Coega, and with Phase 3 of the PGPN, the PGPN Richards Bay–Secunda–Gauteng Gas Pipeline, at Richards Bay. The PGPN's sponsors consider this to be "an expensive and unlikely scenario due to the significant length of the pipeline and the absence of substantial markets (except domestic use) between the two ends." However, it would allow the western and eastern portions of the PGPN to be linked into a single network.[1][2]

Project Details

  • Operator: Transnet
  • Parent Company: Government of South Africa
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  • Status: Proposed
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Articles and resources


  1. Paul Lochner et al, Final SEA Report: Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Development of a Phased Gas Pipeline Network in South Africa, DEFF/DMRE/iGas/Transnet/Eskom/Sasol, Nov. 2019, Part 2.
  2. Greater Saldanha Regional Spatial Implementation Framework, Western Cape Government, Dec. 2017, p. 20.

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