Frigg UK Gas Pipeline System
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Frigg U.K. Gas Pipeline System is a natural gas transportation system from the North Sea gas fields to St. Fergus near Peterhead in Scotland. It transports natural gas from the Alwyn North, Dunbar, Ellon, Grant, Nuggets, Frigg, Bruce, Ross, Captain, Buzzard, Tartan, Piper, Chanter, Galley, Hamish, Highlander, Ivanhoe, MacCulloch, Petronella, Saltire, and Rob Roy offshore gas fields in the North Sea.
The pipeline runs from North Sea gas fields to St. Fergus, United Kingdom.
- Operator: Total E&P UK Ltd
- Current capacity: 55 million cubic meters per day
- Proposed capacity:
- Length: 362 kilometers
- Diameter: 9 inches
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1997
The Frigg Transportation System comprises two 32-inch pipelines, each 362 kilometers in length. The UK pipeline principally transports gas from the Alwyn Area and Bruce field with a number of smaller fields linking into it. Construction of the main pipeline, the Frigg UK pipeline, started in 1974 and was completed in 1977. It was built to transport natural gas from the Frigg gas field to the United Kingdom. Because of technical limitations, it was decided to build two parallel pipelines, one (the Frigg UK pipeline) by the United Kingdom and one by Norway (former Frigg Norwegian Pipeline, now Vesterled). Even in British waters, until 1998 both pipelines were in Norwegian jurisdiction.
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