PGPN Richards Bay–Secunda–Gauteng Gas Pipeline

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Richards Bay–Secunda–Gauteng Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline, running from Richards Bay to Secunda, and possibly on to Gauteng province, South Africa. It is part of the Phased Gas Pipeline Network (PGPN).


The pipeline would run from the port at Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province, to Secunda, Mpumalanga province, and possibly on to Sasolburg, Free State, and/or to southern Gauteng province, South Africa.

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The Richards Bay–Secunda–Gauteng Gas Pipeline is Phase 3 of South Africa's Phased Gas Pipeline Network (PGPN). It would supplement the Secunda–Durban Lilly Gas Pipeline, which also runs from Richards Bay to Secunda, but has limited capacity. It would start at Richards Bay, connecting to potential offshore gas wells by Eni, which as of Nov. 2019 were in advanced permitting. It would run to Secunda, the endpoint of the Mozambique–South Africa Gas Pipeline. It would then possibly extend to the west, either to southern Gauteng or to Sasolburg, in Free State.[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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