TRANS-MED EXPANSION NEARS START-UP; MAGHREB LINE NEARS CONSTRUCTION
Warren R. True Pipeline/Gas Processing Editor Efforts to move more Algerian gas to Europe have hit full stride this year. Planning is well under way for the Maghreb Europe pipeline, a second gas line from North Africa, this time across the Strait of Gibraltar into Spain. Construction on most segments will begin this summer (Fig. 1). Meanwhile, construction is nearly complete to double capacity on the original Trans Mediterranean gas pipeline from Algeria across the Sicily Channel to Italy.