Wafa-Mellitah gas pipeline

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Wafa-Mellitah gas pipeline is an existing natural gas pipeline, running from Wafa gas field to the Mellitah Complex, Libya.


The pipeline runs from Wafa gas field, Nalut district, to the Mellitah Complex, Nuqat al Khams district, Libya.

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The Wafa-Mellitah gas pipeline was built as part of the $6-billion Western Libyan Gas Project, which came online in October 2004. The project is owned by Mellitah Oil & Gas, which is a joint venture between Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation and Italian firm Eni. The pipeline was built by China Power Engineering Consulting Group (CPECC). From the Mellitah oil & gas complex, gas is exported through the Greenstream Pipeline to Italy.[1][2][3]

Pipeline Details

  • Operator: Mellitah Oil & Gas
  • Parent Company: National Oil Corporation (50%), Eni (50%)
  • Current capacity: at least 11 billion cubic meters per year (32-inch diameter)
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 845 kilometers / 525 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2004

Articles and resources


  1. Company Achievements, Mellitah Gas website, accessed July 2018.
  2. Western Libyan Gas Project, Wikipedia, accessed July 2018.
  3. Mellitah Area: Complex and Gas Compressor Station, Bonatti International website, accessed July 2018.

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