History

History

Trans Tunisian Pipeline Company is the company established by Eni in order to finance the Tunisian section of the transportation system that connects the Algerian natural gas reservoirs to Italy. The pipeline entered into operation in 1983. In 1994 a significant expansion became operational, through the laying of a second line and the revamping of the compression system.

The crossing of Tunisia was carried out, both in the case of the first and the second line, as a result of the agreements entered into by Eni and the Tunisian State, signed respectively on October 1977 and March 1991. Following the approval by the National Assembly, such agreements have become laws of the Tunisian State. In accordance with the above-mentioned agreements, that provide for TTPC’s right to increase the transportation system’s capacity, in 2008 TTPC carried out a second expansion of the transtunisian pipeline, through the expansion of the the existing compression system and the installation of two new compression stations.