NETRA Gas Pipeline

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NETRA Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Germany.[1]


The pipeline runs from Dornum through Etzel, Wardenburg, Achim, and Holtum, to Steinitz near Salzwedel. It connects with the Europipe I Gas Pipeline and Europipe II Gas Pipeline at Dornum; with the Bunde-Etzel Gas Pipeline at Etzel; with the NEL Gas Pipeline and Rehden-Hamburg Gas Pipeline at Achim; and with the Steinitz-Bernau Gas Pipeline at Steinitz.

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Project Details

  • Operator: NETRA GmbH Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale & Co KG
  • Parent Company: Open Grid Europe (56%) and Gasunie (44%)
  • Current capacity: 21.4 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 254 miles / 408 kilometers
  • Diameter: 47.24 inches[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1995


Construction of the NETRA (Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale) pipeline was agreed to in 1994 and the pipeline was commissioned in 1995. Originally it ran from the Wittmund (district) gas storage facility to Salzwedel. In 1999, after commissioning the Europipe II pipeline, the NETRA pipeline system was extended from Etzel to Dornum.[3] The compressor station near Wardenburg was built in 2003.[4][5]

The pipeline was owned and operated by NETRA GmbH Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale & Co KG, a joint venture of E.ON Ruhrgas (41.7%), Gasunie Deutschland (29.6%) and Statoil (28.7%).[6] In January 2016, Statoil sold its share to the other two companies.[7]

The Sci_Grid IGG data set refers to the pipelines as INET_PL_4782, INET_PL_4781, and INET_PL_4780. [2]

Articles and resources


  1. Netra, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. "The History of Gas from Norway". E.ON Ruhrgas. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  4. MAN Turbo (2003-11-05). "High flexibility and efficiency in pipeline operations". Press release. Retrieved on 2009-12-28.
  5. . "NETRA compressor station Wardenburg". PPS Pipeline Systems GmbH. Retrieved on 2009-12-28.
  6. Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Germany (PDF). International Energy Agency. 2007. pp. 105, 108. ISBN 978-92-64-02223-2. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  7. Investor Conference Call - Financial Year 2016, Viergas/Open Grid Europe, 6 Apr. 2017, p. 13.

Related articles

Natural Gas Pipelines in Europe

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