South German natural gas pipeline

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South German natural gas pipeline
Country Germany
General direction east-west
From Burghausen
To Lampertheim
General information
Type natural gas
Partners E.ON, Wingas
Operator SEL Süddeutsche Erdgasleitung
Commissioned canceled
Technical information
Length 500 km (310 mi)

South German natural gas pipeline (German: Süddeutsche Erdgasleitung (SEL)) was a planned 500-kilometre (310 mi) long German natural gas pipeline with a diameter of 1200 mm, which was planned to run from Burghausen on the German-Austrian border to Lampertheim, state of Hesse. The pipeline was to be constructed jointly by E.ON Ruhrgas and Wingas, a joint venture of Wintershall, subsidiary of BASF, and Russian Gazprom. The project was expected to cost €600 million ($759.2 million). Project was stopped in November 2008, mainly due to difficulties in financing. According to Wingas, the pipeline project was not economically sustainable; hence the halt of operations.[1]


  1. ^ "Germany's Wingas Nixes Natural Gas Pipeline". Associated Press (ABC News). 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2009-11-13. [dead link]

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