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Algeria, Niger and Nigeria sign MoU for Saharan gas pipeline

The three countries had in June agreed to revive the decades-old talks over the project

July 29, 2022

ALGIERS - Algeria, Nigeria and Niger have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a natural gas pipeline across the Sahara desert, Algeria's energy minister said on Thursday.

The three countries had in June agreed to revive the decades-old talks over the project, a potential opportunity for Europe to diversify its gas sources.

The pipeline is expected to span 4,000 kilometers, according to Algeria's Ennahar TV.

The Trans-Saharan gas pipeline is an estimated $13 billion project that could send up to 30 billion cubic metres a year of supplies to Europe.

The idea was first proposed more than 40 years ago and an agreement signed between the countries in 2009, but progress stalled.

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