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.
The pipeline runs from Talinn, Estonia, to Vireši, Latvia.
- 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
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. There is a plan for an upgrade to allow bidirectional gas flow by 2019.
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