|From||Hora Svaté Kateřiny|
|Construction started||14 October 2010|
|Commissioned||14 January 2013|
|Length||166 km (103 mi)|
|Maximum discharge||33×109 m3/a (1.2×1012 cu ft/a)|
|Diameter||1,422 mm (56 in)|
The pipeline was officially opened on 14 January 2013.
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.
There were three possible route options with the length from 166 to 235 kilometres (103 to 146 mi). 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 Mladotice–Chomutov section.
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