Gazela Pipeline

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Gazela
Gazela 26042012.JPG
Location
Country Czech Republic
General direction north–south
From Hora Svaté Kateřiny
Passes through Mladotice
Chomutov
To Rozvadov/Waidhaus
General information
Type Natural gas
Operator Net4Gas
Construction started 14 October 2010
Commissioned 14 January 2013
Technical information
Length 166 km (103 mi)
Maximum discharge 33×10^9 m3/a (1.2×10^12 cu ft/a)
Diameter 1,422 mm (56 in)

Gazela is a natural gas pipeline in the Czech Republic. It is operated by Net4Gas, a subsidiary of German RWE. The project cost around €400 million.[1]

History[edit]

Construction started on 14 October 2010 in Krušné Hory, north Bohemia.[2] It was constructed by Russian Stroytransgaz.[3][4]

The pipeline was officially opened on 14 January 2013.[2]

Route[edit]

The pipeline connects the north Bohemian town of Hora Svaté Kateřiny and Rozvadov/Waidhaus on the Czech–German border. These are natural gas border delivery stations by which Russian gas is transported from the Czech Republic to Germany. In north the Gazela pipeline is connected to the OPAL pipeline, a connection pipeline to Nord Stream.[5]

There were three possible route options with the length from 166 to 235 kilometres (103 to 146 mi).[6] It was decided to construct the pipeline in the 166 kilometres (103 mi) long route along the existing gas pipelines. The pipeline will divert from the existing pipelines only in the MladoticeChomutov section.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RWE planning new Kc2.2bn gas pipeline in CR -- press". ČTK (Finanční noviny). 2009-03-05. ISSN 1213-4996. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Construction of Gazela gas pipeline starts in north Bohemia". Prague Daily Monitor. ČTK. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Czech Republic: PJSC Stroytransgaz to build Gazela pipeline". Polish News Bulletin. 2010-12-27. (subscription required). Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  4. ^ "PJSC Stroytransgaz to build Gazela pipeline for CZK 1.6bn". ČIA. 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  5. ^ Markéta Hulpachová (2007-05-23). "RWE plans new pipeline". The Prague Post. Archived from the original on 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  6. ^ Thomas Kleefuß (2007-11-07). "RWE plans new pipeline" (PDF). RWE Transgas. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Czech Environment Ministry okays RWE Transgas' plans for Gazela section of Nord Stream". Czech Republic and Slovakia Business Report Weekly (Goliath). Interfax. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2009-11-10.