Tunisian gas pipeline construction back on track

The South Tunisian Gas Pipeline project has restarted construction following a series of delays The South Tunisian Gas Pipeline project has restarted construction following a series of delays.
By Verity Ratcliffe 29 September 2017 0 27774
A photo of an OMV gas plant. An OMV gas plant. OMV is a partner in the South Tunisan Gas Pipeline project. (OMV)

Construction of a gas pipeline linking fields in the south of Tunisia to Gabés on the country’s coast has restarted following a series of protests that forced the developers to stop work. 

Tunis expects the pipeline to be completed in early 2019, while project partner OMV thinks it could be finished sooner. “It is scheduled to be operational in February or March 2019,” Mohamed Ali Khelil, strategy director at the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

Progress on construction was hampered by...

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