Once a fully functioning WAGP and TSGP
, plus an expanding domestic gas sector, are thrown into the mix, these will be exciting times for the African gas industry but it is vital that the sector's growth is carefully nurtured if this potential is to be fulfilled.
EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has given his political backing to the TSGP
, and the European Commission has offered to play a role in the funding of the project.
Gazprom finance could enable the TSGP
to get off the ground, enabling the country to earn billions of dollars from the export of natural gas to lucrative European markets.
Abuja has already indicated that it would be prepared to allow Sonatrach to take control over marketing any gas supplied by the TSGP
would enable gas from Nigeria to be piped northwards through Niger to Algeria, where it would join Algeria's existing pipeline grid for export across the Mediterranean Sea to the growing markets of the European Union (EU).
Domestic industrial and power sector consumption could eventually make a contribution to gas sector development, while the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project will certainly absorb some of the nation's gas production, but it is the TSGP
that offers the most tantalising prospect for the industry.
A series of multibillion dollar gas schemes are now being developed as Abuja seeks to end flaring and make the most of its gas reserves, so the TSGP
would fit in with existing investment patterns.
When the TSGP
memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed, former special adviser to the Nigerian president on petroleum and energy affairs, Rilwanu Lukman, said: "The European demand for natural gas continues to grow at a significant pace demonstrating the need for clean burning fuel for power generation, industrial fuels and residential markets and the project can deliver this much needed gas supply".
Another threat to the TSGP
scheme could come from political difficulties over the territory that the pipeline crosses.
Tenders are invited for The FY 2016 TSGP
is one of DHS/FEMA~s FY 2016 grant programs that directly support transportation infrastructure security activities.
The president was represented at the summit by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, who said the CAK pipeline will be the first direct activity to carry gas via the up-country that will feed into the TSGP
First, molecular functions of TSGPs
of CFSs will be determined using state-of-the-art genetic tools in vitro.