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Netra pipeline
General directionwest–east
FromEmden, Dornum
Passes throughEtzel, Wardenburg, Börnicke,
General information
Typenatural gas
PartnersOpen Grid Europe
OperatorOpen Grid Europe
Technical information
Length408 km (254 mi)
Maximum discharge21.4 billion cubic meters per year

Netra (Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale) is a 408 kilometres (254 mi) long natural gas pipeline system in Germany, which runs from the Dornum natural gas receiving facilitiy at the coast of North Sea to Salzwedel in eastern Germany, where it is connected with the JAGAL pipeline. The pipeline is extended to Berlin through the Salzwedel–Berlin connection.[1]

Construction of the Netra pipeline was agreed in 1994 and the pipeline was commissioned in 1995. Originally it run from the Etzel gas storage facility to Salzwedel. In 1999, after commissioning the Europipe II pipeline, the NETRA pipeline system is extended from Etzel to Dornum.[2] The compressor station near Wardenburg was built in 2003.[3][4]

The pipeline was owned and operated by NETRA GmbH Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale & Co KG, a joint venture of E.ON Ruhrgas (41.7%), Gasunie Deutschland (29.6%) and Statoil (28.7%).[5] Now it is owned and operated by Open Grid Europe.

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  1. ^ "Case No IV/M.1383 ñ Exxon/Mobil" (PDF). The Commission of the European Communities. 1999-09-29. Retrieved 2009-12-28. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "The History of Gas from Norway". E.ON Ruhrgas. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  3. ^ "High flexibility and efficiency in pipeline operations" (Press release). MAN Turbo. 2003-11-05. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  4. ^ "NETRA compressor station Wardenburg" (PDF). PPS Pipeline Systems GmbH. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2009-12-28. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Germany (PDF). International Energy Agency. 2007. pp. 105, 108. ISBN 978-92-64-02223-2. Retrieved 2009-12-28.