Minsk-Kaliningrad Interconnection Gas Pipeline

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Minsk-Kaliningrad Interconnection Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Minsk, Belarus through the Belarus-Lithuania border, Vilnius, Kaunas, and Šakiai to Kaliningrad, Russia.[2][3]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gazprom; Lietuvos Dujos
  • Parent Company: Gazprom; Lietuvos Dujos
  • Current capacity: 2.5 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 182.8 miles / 294.2 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1985
  • Diameter: 20, 28 inches[4]


The initial 155-km section of the pipeline through the Kaliningrad region was commissioned in 1985.[5] In 2009 Gazprom finished construction of a 139-km second line that supplied gas to the CHPP-2 power plant.[6] In Russia, gas from the pipeline is stored in the Kaliningrad underground gas storage (UGS) facility, which was commissioned in September 2013, Gazprom's first facility that stores gas in salt caverns.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. Minsk-Kaliningrad Interconnection, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. "Energy Base," Accessed September 16, 2020
  3. European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (October 2020). "TYNDP 2020 - MAP – Transmission" (PDF). ENTSOG. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  4. "Russia - Former Soviet Union Pipelines map - Crude Oil (petroleum) pipelines - Natural Gas pipelines - Products pipelines". Theodora. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Minsk–Vilnius–Kaunas–Kaliningrad Natural Gas Pipeline, Hydrocarbons Technology, accessed April 2018
  6. Energy security in Kaliningrad and geopolitics, Centrum Balticum, February 2014.

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