Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System

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This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor and the Center for Media and Democracy.

Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System is an operating pipeline in Nigeria.[1]


The pipeline begins in Escravos southeast of its terminus, Lagos. From there, gas is channeled through other pipeline systems.[2][3]

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Project Details

  • Operator: NNPC
  • Current capacity:1 billion cubic feet per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 340 kilometeres
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1989


The 36-inch Escravos to Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) is a natural gas pipeline built in 1989 to supply gas from Escravos in the Niger Delta to various consumption utilization areas. It supplies gas to power plants in the South-west and also feeds the West African Gas Pipeline System.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System, Wikipedia, accessed February 3, 2018
  2. Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System, Revolvy, accessed February 3, 2018
  3. Escravos - Lagos Pipeline, Enipedia, accessed February 3, 2018
  4. Wale Odunsi, NNPC finally restores Escravos-Lagos pipeline, Daily Post, January 8, 2018

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