Baltic Gas Interconnector
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Baltic Gas Interconnector was a cancelled submarine gas pipeline project between Germany, Denmark and Sweden. The pipeline would have connected the existing pipeline networks of southern Scandinavian and Continental European countries.
The Baltic Gas Interconnector would have connected gas pipeline systems between Germany, Sweden, and Denmark.
- Proposed capacity: 3 billion cubic meters/year
- Length: 200 km
- Diameter: 810 mm
- Status: Cancelled
- Start Year:
The purpose of the project was to further connect the existing gas infrastructure systems in southern Scandinavia with the Continental European system. The Baltic Gas Interconnector, BGI, was meant to enable new supply routes for gas and increase security of supply. Seven companies from three countries were behind Baltic Gas Interconnector. From Denmark: ENERGI E2 and Hovedstadsregionens Naturgas (HNG). From Germany: Verbundsnetz Gas AG (VNG) and from Sweden: Sydkraft AB, Göteborgs Energi, Lunds Energi and Öresundskraft.
During the initial stages of the project, gas was planned to be transported from the North Sea which is now depleted. However, the Baltic Gas Interconnector was ultimately cancelled due to a lack of viability and the need for it was no longer apparent because of the Nord Stream project.