Austria–Slovenia Interconnector Gas Pipeline

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The Austria–Slovenia Interconnector Gas Pipeline (aka. Sud-Ost [SOL] pipeline) is a natural gas pipeline running between Austria and Slovenia.

Location

The pipeline connects the Trans Austria Gas Pipeline to Cersak, Slovenia.[1][2] It will run from Murfeld, Austria, to Cersak, Slovenia.[3]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gas Connect Austria GmbH[1], Plinovodi[4][1]
  • Owner: Gas Connect Austria GmbH[1]
  • Parent Company: Ervia
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 28 km[1]
  • Diameter: 500mm[5]
  • Cost:
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1978[6]


Project Details - Expansion

  • Operator: Gas Connect Austria GmbH[1], Plinovodi[4][1]
  • Owner: Plinovodi[4][1]
  • Parent Company: Plinivodi
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 28 km[1]
  • Diameter: 600mm[5]
  • Cost: €106 million (US$120.8 million)[7]
  • Status: Proposed[4]
  • Start Year: 2023[4]

Background

The Austria–Slovenia Interconnector Gas Pipeline project consists of two projects: "Upgrade of Murfeld/Ceršak interconnection (M1/3 Interconnection Ceršak)" and "GCA 2015/08: Entry/Exit Murfeld."[4]

"Murfeld/Ceršak interconnection" uses the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) 2020 TYNDP project code "TRA-N-389"[1][4] while "Entry/Exit Murfeld" uses "TRA-N-361".[1]

TRA-N-389 is described by ENTSOG as an "Adjustment of operating parameters of the Austrian and Slovenian transmission systems, increasing the transmission capacity and enabling bidirectional operation in the frame of the bidirectional gas route Austria - Slovenia - Croatia."[1]

TRA-N-361 is described by ENTSOG as a project to enable "incremental capacity at the IP Murfeld in both directions (AT->SI, SI->AT). Moreover, physical RF capacity at the Entry Point Murfeld is achieved."[1]

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References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 "Project Details - Current TYNDP : TYNDP 2020 - Annex A Page" (PDF). European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas. July 2020. Retrieved December 15, 2021.
  2. "TYNDP 2020 Transmission Map" (PDF). European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas. October 2020. Retrieved December 15, 2021.
  3. "PCI 6.26 Cluster Croatia — Slovenia — Austria at Rogatec" (PDF). Plinivodi. Retrieved Jul 11th, 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Eastern Europe Natural Gas Partnership (EE-NGP) (May 26, 2021). "Catalog of Potential Eastern European Natural Gas Investment Projects in Support of the Three Seas Initiative" (PDF). United States Energy Association. Retrieved December 15, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "TYNDP | ENTSOG". www.entsog.eu. Retrieved 2022-07-11.
  6. Gas Connect Austria GmbH. "Süd-Ost pipeline: Gas Connect". www.gasconnect.at. Retrieved 2022-07-19.
  7. Ten Year Network Development Plan 2020 - Annex A - Projects Tables, ENTSOG, accessed Dec. 14, 2021

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