Having a length of about 2,000 km – out of which 1,250 km comes in Niger itself – the oil pipeline will connect oil wells in the eastern region of Agadem.
November 2, 2022
The longest oil pipeline in Africa is being constructed at Gaya, which is located in southwest Niger, near the border with Benin, in West Africa.
Having a projected length of nearly 2,000 km (that is, 1,240 miles) – including 1,250 km in Niger itself – the pipeline will connect oil wells in the eastern region of Agadem.
Started in 2019, the pipeline project was projected to be completed in 2022, but the COVID-19 pandemic slowed it down, said Nafiou Issaka, deputy general manager of the West African Oil Pipeline Company (WAPCO).
More than 600 km of pipeline has already been laid, and Niger is on track to sell crude on the international market from next July, according to the ministry of petroleum and energy.