North European Pipeline System

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North European Pipeline System, also called the Armed Forces Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Denmark and Germany.[1]


The pipeline runs today from Frederikshavn, Denmark to the German border.

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Project Details

  • Operator: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Current capacity:
  • Length: 650 km / 403.9 mi
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:


The NATO Pipeline System (NPS) was set up during the Cold War to supply NATO forces with fuel and it continues to satisfy fuel requirements with the flexibility that today's security environment requires. The NPS links together storage depots, military air bases, civil airports, pumping stations, truck and rail loading stations, refineries and entry/discharge points. It is comprised of two multinational pipeline systems; North European Pipeline System and the Central Europe Pipeline System, and eight national pipeline systems. These include; the Greek Pipeline System (GRPS); the Icelandic Pipeline System (ICPS); the Northern Italy Pipeline System (NIPS); the Norwegian Pipeline System (NOPS); the Portuguese Pipeline System (POPS); the Turkish Pipeline System (TUPS), which comprises two separate pipeline systems known as the Western Turkey Pipeline System and the Eastern Turkey Pipeline System.[2]

The North European Pipeline System is 650 km (403.9 mi). The purpose of the oil pipeline is to store and transport fuel to airfields and barracks in Denmark.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Defense Oil Management Ministry of Defense, accessed August 2018
  2. NATO Oil Pipeline North Atlantic Treaty Organization, accessed August 2018

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