Europipe II

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Europipe II gas pipeline
Europipe II at Kårstø
Europipe II at Kårstø
Country Norway, Germany
General direction north–south
From Kårstø, Norway
Passes through North Sea
To Dornum, Germany
General information
Type natural gas
Owner Gassled
Operator Gassco
Technical service provider Statoil
Commissioned 1999
Technical information
Length 658 km (409 mi)
Maximum discharge 24 billion cubic meters per year
Diameter 42 in (1,067 mm)

Europipe II is a natural gas pipeline from the Kårstø processing plant north of Stavanger to a receiving terminal at Dornum in Germany. It came on stream on 1 October 1999.[1]


The starts from Kårstø processing plant. It runs about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) onshore from Kårstø to Vestre Bokn. From there, the 642-kilometre (399 mi) offshore pipeline runs through Norwegian, Danish and German sectors of the North Sea. The German onshore section is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) long.[2] At Dornum the gas is supplied into the Netra (Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale) gas pipeline, which runs to Salzwedel in eastern Germany.

Technical description[edit]

The diameter of pipeline is 42 inches (1,100 mm) and the capacity is 24 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.[3] Most of the gas is supplied from Statoil's Åsgard, Sleipner East/West, Gullfaks and Statfjord fields.

The Europipe II pipeline was laid by Semac I, Castoro Sei and Solitaire pipe-laying ships.[4] It was commissioned in 1999 and it cost 9.6 billion NOK. The pipeline is operated by Gassco, the technical service provider is Statoil.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Europipe II on stream" (Press release). Statoil. 1999-10-01. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  2. ^ Scuchardt, B. (July 1998). "Environmental Impact Assessment. Europipe II in Germany: Onshore Section" (PDF). Bioconsult Schuchardt & Scholle. Statoil: 4. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  3. ^ Gilardoni, Andrea; Antonioli,, Barbara; Carta, Marco (2008). The World Market for Natural Gas: Implications for Europe. Springer. p. 64. ISBN 978-3-540-68200-4. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Europipe II fully laid" (Press release). Statoil. 1999-06-04. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 

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