CNPC Agadem-Soraz Pipeline

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Following an agreement with the Nigerien government in June 2008, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) constructed a pipeline to connect the Agadem Oilfield and the Soraz Oil Refinery as part of a deal that allowed them to exploit the hydrocarbon reserves of the Agadem Block.[1]


The oil pipeline became operational on the 8 October 2011, ahead of the commissioning of the Soraz Oil Refinery on 28 November 2011.[2] It continues to be run by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). The pipeline has a pipe diameter of 323.9 millimetres and runs for a total distance of 462 kilometres. It comprises of seven stations and six valve chambers, with a designed delivery pressure of 10 megapascal pressure units (MPa).[3]


  1. "Chinese firm to help niger produce oil in 2012" Afrique Avenir, retrieved 2 April 2012.
  2. "Sur le site de la SORAZ : en attendant le premier baril" Niger Diaspora, retrieved 2 April 2012.
  3. "Sino-Niger intergrated Agadem completed and becomes operational" CNPC, retrieved 2 April 2012.