Gryazovets–Vyborg gas pipeline

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Gryazovets–Vyborg gas pipeline
Location
Country Russia
General direction east-west
From Gryazovets
Passes through Vologda Oblast, Leningrad Oblast
To Vyborg
General information
Type natural gas
Operator Gazprom
Technical information
Length 917 km (570 mi)

Gryazovets–Vyborg gas pipeline (Russian: Грязовец–Выборг) is a branch pipeline of the Northern Lights pipeline from Gryazovets in central part of Russian Federation through Vologda and Leningrad oblasts to Saint Petersburg, Vyborg, and Finland. The third line of this pipeline was built to feed the Nord Stream pipeline.

Status[edit]

Gryazovets–Vyborg gas pipeline is a part of the Russian unified gas transportation system. The third line connects the grid in Gryazovets with the Portovaya coastal compressor station near Vyborg.[1] It runs in parallel with other two lines of the Northern Lights pipeline. The pipeline is designed, constructed, and operated solely by Gazprom. It feeds the Nord Stream gas pipeline as also supplies gas to the Northwestern region of Russia (Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast).[2]

Technical features[edit]

The length of the third line is 917 kilometres (570 mi). It has diameter of 1,420 millimetres (56 in) and working pressure of 9.8 MPa (97 atm), which is secured by seven compressor stations. The Portovaya compressor station on the Russian coast of the Baltic Sea in the Portovaya Bay near Vyborg has been called "unique" because of its planned capacity and working pressure.

Construction[edit]

Construction of the third line of the Gryazovets–Vyborg gas pipeline began on 9 December 2005 in the town of Babayevo (Vologda Oblast), and it was completed in 2010.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Answers to questions asked by representatives of non-governmental organizations on the EIA procedure for the Nord Stream Project" (PDF). Nord Stream AG. 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Nord Stream Gas Pipeline". Gazprom. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Gazprom Holds Talks on Construction Status of Gryazovets-Vyborg Pipeline". Downstream Today. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2009-01-11.