Tunisia - Southern Tunisian Gas Pipeline Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Jun 2014
Signature Date 23 Feb 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23340
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 55,567,903.98
Status Completion

Project General Description

This intervention is a corporate loan facility in favor of Tunisian National Oil Company (ETAP) to finance it’s investment plan over the years 2013-2020, with the South Tunisian Gas Pipeline (STGP) as the Flagship project. ETAP’s Investment Program (IP) for the period 2013-2020 comprises two major activities: i) further development of oil & gas fields production and related infrastructure in the Tunisian southern region, and ii) the expansion of treatment and transport infrastructure for products from the fields to the port of Gabès. The STGP project represents the backbone of gas infrastructure network and will lay the foundation to develop hydrocarbon resources for future energy sufficiency. The project has the following components: (i) Central Processing Facilities (CPF): located in Nawara, south of Tunisisa; (ii) Gas pipeline: de 24" of diameter and 370km length, with maximum capacity of 10 million Sm3/day; (iii) A gaz treatment plant (GTP): will be located on the coast in Ghannouch Industrial area near Gabès. Construction works will take 2 years.

Project Objectives

The project will strengthen the energy infrastructure of Tunisia and will reduce reliance on imports.


The main beneficiary of the project is the Government of the Republic of Tunisia. The project will create employment opportunities during the construction and operation phase, and will benefit local and national SMEs through outsourced activities.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-FD0-006
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Email private-sector@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
33.83333 9.75 Gouvernorat de Gabes
33.5 8.83333 Gouvernorat de Kébili
32 10 Tataouine
33.9340720671 10.0099282265 Ghannaouch
33.33333 11 Gouvernorat de Médenine