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]

Location

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

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Project Details

  • Operator: EG Võrguteenus; Latvijas Gaze
  • Owner: EG Võrguteenus; Latvijas Gaze
  • Parent: Elering, Gazprom, Amber Grid
  • 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]


Project Details: Hydrogen Ready Expansion

  • Operator: EG Võrguteenus; Latvijas Gaze
  • Owner: EG Võrguteenus; Latvijas Gaze
  • Parent: Elering, Gazprom, Amber Grid
  • Current capacity:
  • Length: 180.4 miles / 280.4 kilometers
  • Status: Proposed.[6]
  • Start Year: 2030

Background

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.[7] 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]

The European Hydrogen Backbone project indicates that a Hydrogen ready expansion for the pipeline is planned to become operational by 2030.[8]

Articles and resources

References

  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. European Hydrogen Backbone. "European Hydrogen Backbone Maps". EHB. Retrieved Oct 3rd, 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. Baltic Gas Market: Prices and Projects, Amber Grid, Nov. 23, 2017
  8. European Hydrogen Backbone. "European Hydrogen Backbone Maps". EHB. Retrieved Oct 3rd, 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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