Senegal announces its first ever $131 billion onshore gas pipeline

Par ediallo - 20 September, 2021 - 16:09

To supply the domestic market with natural gas from the Yakaar-Teranga blocks, Senegal is announcing that it will soon have its very first onshore gas pipeline.

Senegal's gas to power strategy is starting to take shape. Indeed, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (Ustda) in charge of financing the feasibility study for the construction of the 144 km gas pipeline from Yakaar-Teranga, in the Saint Louis deep offshore and Cayar deep offshore areas, to Dakar is in the advanced study phase.

According to the Agency, Advisian, the American firm conducting the study, intends to organize a webinar on September 22 to share information with potential American suppliers.

At a cost of approximately 131.2 billion CFA francs, or 200 million euros, the onshore pipeline will transport gas from the Yakaar-Teranga processing plant to nine gas-fired power plants.

The aim of the infrastructure is to contribute to the reduction of the cost of domestic energy and, in turn, to achieve the country's energy independence.