Global Energy Monitor

The Africa Gas Tracker provides a comprehensive dataset of gas infrastructure across Africa. The tracker covers gas pipelines, LNG terminals, oil and gas-fired power plants, and gas extraction sites. The map and underlying data are updated every year, and each project has a dedicated wiki page on that provides extensive detail on the project, such as the project’s status, capacity, and ownership.

The interactive map format allows users to geographically visualize various configurations of pipeline routes and infrastructure locations. The data for this tracker are drawn from the global datasets developed by the Global Oil and Gas Plant Tracker, Global Oil and Gas Extraction Tracker, and Global Gas Infrastructure Tracker.

The current release includes the most recent Africa data from each of these trackers. The dates for each of the trackers’ most recent updates are listed in the About page of the data download.

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GW of oil and gas plants in development
mtpa LNG terminal capacity in development
km of gas pipelines in development
gas extraction areas in development

Summary Tables

Featured Report


New Hubs of Gas Extraction in Africa 

  • Christine Juta and Scott Zimmerman

The scramble for Africa’s gas

  • Christine Juta

Arzew-Bethioua LNG Terminal, Oran Province, Algeria
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