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Gazela Pipeline, also known as the Gazelle Pipeline, is an operational pipeline delivering Russian gas through Czech Republic onward to Germany.
The Gazelle pipeline will follow the path of existing pipelines. It will start from Brandov in Hora Sv Kateřiny on the Czech Republic’s north-western border of Germany. The pipeline will end at the Rozvadov / Waidhaus transfer station on the Czech-German border in the west. The pipeline will then be connected to the MEGAL transit system, which will transport gas to southern Germany and then on to France.
- Operator: RWE, a subsidiary of Net4gas
- Current capacity: 30-33 billion cubic meters per year
- Length: 166 kilometers
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 2012
The 166 kilometer pipeline began construction in 2010 and was operational by 2012. The pipeline originates in Czech Republic, but delivers gas from Russia by linking with the Nord Stream and OPAL pipelines. The Gazelle pipeline is transits 30 billion cubic meters of Russian gas annually to points Western Europe. The gas is delivered by Nord Stream on the Baltic seabed, onward by OPAL via northern Germany into the Gazela pipeline on Czech territory, then into southern Germany and farther into Western Europe.
Articles and resources
- Gazela Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed April, 2018
- Czech TSO launches Gazela pipeline construction, ICIS, October 14, 2010
- Vladimir Socor, The Gazelle Pipeline: Czech Segment on New Russian Gas Route to Western Europe, Eurasia Daily Monitor, February 5, 2014