PGPN Villiersbaai–Saldanha Gas Pipeline

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


The pipeline would run from the Alexander Villiersbaai, Northern Cape province, to the proposed Saldanha Bay LNG Terminal in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape province, South Africa.

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The Villiersbaai–Saldanha Gas Pipeline is Phase 5 of South Africa's Phased Gas Pipeline Network (PGPN). Gas has already been discovered at the iBhubesi offshore gas field, off the coast from Alexander Villiersbaai; the South African Gas Development Company (iGas) believes that there are additional gas fields off the coast in this area. iGas completed route engineering for an onshore pipeline from Villiersbaai to Saldanha prior to 2014. At Saldanha Bay, the pipeline would connect to the proposed Saldanha Bay LNG Terminal, as well as to Phases 1A and 1B of the PGPN, PGPN Saldanha Bay–Ankerlig Gas Pipeline and PGPN Saldanha–Mossel Bay Gas Pipeline.[1][2][3]

Project Details

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


  1. Unlocking the Economic Potential of South Africa’s Oceans: Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Final Lab Report, Operation Phasika, Government of South Africa, 15 Aug. 2014.
  2. 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.
  3. Greater Saldanha Regional Spatial Implementation Framework, Western Cape Government, Dec. 2017, p. 20.

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