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Netra pipeline
Country Germany
General direction west–east
From Emden, Dornum
Passes through Etzel, Wardenburg, Börnicke,
To Steinitz
General information
Type natural gas
Partners E.ON Ruhrgas, Gasunie Deutschland, Statoil
Operator NETRA GmbH Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale und Co. KG
Commissioned 1995
Technical information
Length 408 km (254 mi)
Maximum discharge 21.4 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 Emden and Dornum natural gas receiving facilities 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 rough 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 in Oldenburg 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 is 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]

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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. 
  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. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  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.