STEGAL

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STEGAL
Location
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
Thuringia
General directioneast–west
FromOlbernhau (connected to Transgas pipeline)
Passes throughRückersdorf (connected to JAGAL pipeline)
Erfurt
ToReckrod (connected to MIDAL pipeline)
General information
Typenatural gas
OperatorGascade Gastransport GmbH
Construction started1991
Commissioned1992
Technical information
Length314 km (195 mi)
Diameter800 mm (31 in)
No. of compressor stations3
Compressor stationsOlbernhau
Rückersdorf
Eischleben

STEGAL (Sachsen-Thüringen-Erdgas-Anbindungsleitung) is a natural gas pipeline in Saxony and Thuringia, Germany. It connects the Czech Transgas pipeline at Olbernhau and the JAGAL pipeline (exporting gas from the Yamal–Europe pipeline) at Rückersdorf with the MIDAL pipeline at Reckrod. The pipeline is used for the Russian gas import. The length of STEGAL is 314 kilometres (195 mi) and the diameter of pipe is 800 millimetres (31 in). It is operated by Wingas GmbH & Co. KG.[1][2]

Construction of the STEGAL pipeline started in 1991 and the pipeline was completed in 1992. In 1999, the JAGAL pipeline was connected with STEGAL at Rückersdorf. In March 2006, the 97-kilometre (60 mi) long STEGAL Loop, parallel to the main pipeline, was commissioned.

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  1. ^ Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Germany (PDF). International Energy Agency. 2007. pp. 105, 108. ISBN 978-92-64-02223-2.
  2. ^ Victor, David G.; Jaffe, Amy; Hayes, Mark H. (2006). Natural gas and geopolitics: from 1970 to 2040. Cambridge University Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-521-86503-6.

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