South Tunisia Gas Project Pipeline

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South Tunisia Gas Project Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline, currently under construction, running from Nawara gas field to Gabès, Tunisia.


The pipeline runs from Nawara gas field, Tataouine governorate, to Gabès, Gabès governorate, Tunisia.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Entreprise Tunisienne d'Activités Pétrolières (ETAP) (50%) and OMV Tunisia (50%)
  • Parent Company: Government of Tunisia and OMV
  • Proposed capacity: 3.65 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 370 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2020


The South Tunisia Development Project (or Nawara Development Project) is aimed at developing the Nawara gas field in southern Tunisia. Part of the project is the construction of a 24-inch, 370-kilometer gas pipeline from the Nawara field to the port city of Gabès.[1][2][3]

Pipeline construction began in 2015.[4] In October of 2018, the Tunisian Minister of Energy said that the project would become operational in June of 2019.[5] The Nawara gas field and its infrastructure went into the production phase in February of 2020.[6]

Articles and resources


  1. Nawara Development Project, Wikipedia, accessed July 2018.
  2. South Tunisian Gas Project (STGP) / Nawara Project, Hydrocarbons Technology, accessed July 2018.
  3. Executive Summary of the Environmental and Social Impact Statement, South Tunisian Gas Pipeline - Nawara, African Development Bank, April 2014.
  4. Nawara pipeline construction project in Tunisia on track, Construction Review, 19 Apr. 2016.
  5. Nawara field in Tataouine, operational in June 2019,, Oct. 23, 2018
  6. Tunisia's giant Nawara gas field begins production, ANSAmed, February 6, 2020

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