Arc de Dierrey Gas Pipeline

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The Arc de Dierrey Gas Pipeline is an operating gas pipeline passing through the northern French regions of Picardie, Île-de-France and Champagne-Ardenne.[1]


The pipeline starts at the Cuvilly compressor station in Oise département, where it connects with the Hauts de France II Gas Pipeline, and runs to Voisines (Haute Marne département), passing through Betz, Villeneuve-la-Lionne, Dierrey-St-Julien, and Chacenay.[2][3][4]

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Project Details

  • Operator: GRTgaz[5]
  • Owner: GRTgaz[5]
  • Parent company: Engie, SIG[6][7]
  • Capacity: 15 billion cubic meters per year[8]
  • Length: 308 km / 191 miles[5]
  • Diameter: 48 inches[1]
  • Cost: €1.185 billion (US$1.4 billion)[5]
  • Financing: €77 million from the EU's European Energy Programme for Recovery[9]
  • Status: Operating[5]
  • Start Year: 2015[5]


The Arc de Dierrey is a natural gas pipeline developed by French energy company GRTgaz. The pipeline was commissioned in 2015, with the goal of improving the flexibility of France's natural gas distribution network and transporting gas to northeastern France from the new Dunkirk LNG Terminal.[1] The pipeline was classified as a project of common interest (PCI) by the European Commission, with an investment of €1.185 billion.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Arc de Dierrey pipeline". GRTgaz. Retrieved 2020-10-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Carte d'allotissement du projet Arc de Dierrey" (PDF). GRTgaz. Retrieved October 8, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Diettrich, Pluta, Medrjoubi (July 23, 2020). "The combined IGG gas transmission network data set". DLR Institute for Networked Energy Systems. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (October 2020). "TYNDP 2020 - MAP – Transmission" (PDF). ENTSOG. Retrieved December 4, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "INTEGRATED NATIONAL ENERGY AND CLIMATE PLAN for FRANCE (p. 286)" (PDF). European Commission. March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Governance that supports GRTgaz's commitments |". Retrieved 2022-07-29.
  7. "Regulatory framework". GRTgaz. Retrieved 2020-10-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Un chantier titanesque de 700 millions en Champagne-Ardenne". Traces Écrites News. March 12, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Michel Rose, New French gas pipeline to offer Germany alternative supply, Reuters, Jul. 2, 2014

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