Estonia-Latvia Interconnection Gas Pipeline

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Estonia-Latvia Interconnection Gas Pipeline, also called the Vireši–Tallinn Pipeline, is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Talinn, Estonia, to Rauna, Latvia.[2][3][4]

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Project Details

  • Operator: EG Võrguteenus; Latvijas Gaze
  • Parent Company: EG Võrguteenus; Latvijas Gaze
  • Current capacity: 2.5 billion cubic meters per year
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 180.4 miles / 280.4 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1992
  • Financing: €18,625,000 grant from the EU's Connecting Europe Facility for the interconnection upgrade project[5]


The Vireši–Tallinn gas pipeline began construction in 1988 and was completed in 1991. In Vireši, the pipeline is connected with Izborsk–Inčukalns pipeline, which provides for Estonia access to the Inčukalns gas storage. The pipeline has one compression station in Vireši and one metering station in Karksi. The direction of gas flow is from Latvia to Estonia.[1] There is a plan for an upgrade to allow bidirectional gas flow by 2019.[6] This upgrade project ('Estonia-Latvia gas interconnection enhancement') is a European 'Project of Common Interest' and was awarded a €18,625,000 grant from the Connecting Europe Facility in 2016 for tendering for engineering, procurement and construction of the project, as well as the execution of the construction works and the commissioning of the whole infrastructure.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 >Vireši–Tallinn gas pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. Diettrich, Pluta, Medrjoubi (July 23, 2020). "The combined IGG gas transmission network data set". DLR Institute for Networked Energy Systems. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (November 25, 2020). "TYNDP 2020 Annex A.2 – Project Tables". ENTSOG. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  4. European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (October 2020). "TYNDP 2020 - MAP – Transmission" (PDF). ENTSOG. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Estonia-Latvia gas interconnection enhancement, European Commission, accessed Dec. 14, 2020
  6. Baltic Gas Market: Prices and Projects, Amber Grid, Nov. 23, 2017

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