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Gas system Tiguentourine

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The Tiguentourine gas plant is located in the area of the third largest continuous gas field in Algeria.

The gas fields

Route map of the TransMed pipeline

The natural gas fields are located in Illizi province in eastern Algeria. About 40 km to the east is the town of In Aménas.[1] The Tiguentourine gas plant, which has been operated there since 2006 by BP, Statoil and CEPSA in cooperation with the Algerian state-owned company Sonatrach, produces around 18 percent of Algerian gas exported. The investment sum amounted to 1.5 billion euros.

The daily output from the four gas fields associated with the plant is about 75 million cubic meters of natural gas and is exported to Western Europe via the TransMed natural gas pipeline, built in 1978-1983. The gas is transported via the pipeline to Hassi R’Mel. There the route forks and leads to the Algerian (Béthioua) and Tunisian (El Haouaria) ports and from there on to Spain and Italy.[2]

The infrastructure of the gas plant includes accommodation for workers and a security camp in a cordoned-off area. In addition to about 650 Algerians, 41 foreigners from 15 nations were also living there when In Aménas was taken hostage on 16 January 2013. As the Italian gas company Snam reported, the volume of natural gas supplied fell by 17 % as a result.[3]

Individual references

  1. 700 workers at Tiguentourine gas plant@1@2Template:Dead Link/www.thueringer-allgemeine.de(page no longer available, search web archives ) Info: Thelink was automatically marked as broken. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. in: Thüringische Allgemeine of 18 January 2013
  2. ENIHSE Governance and Management Report, 2005
  3. BACKGROUND:@1@2Template:Dead Link/www.stern.de(page no longer retrievable, search web archives ) Info: Thelink was automatically marked as broken. Please check the link according to instructions and then remove this notice. 700 workers in Tiguentourine gas plant in Star of 18 January 2013

Coordinates 27° 53′ 58.5″ N, 9° 7′ 35.1″ O