Northern Tyumen Regions (SRTO)–Torzhok Gas Pipeline
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Northern Tyumen Regions (SRTO) – Torzhok Gas Pipeline (Северные районы Тюменской области (СРТО) — Торжок) is an operating natural gas pipeline in Russia. It is also referred to as the SRTO – Torzhok Gas Pipeline (СРТО — Торжок).
The pipeline runs from the Urengoy gas field in Western Siberia to Torzhok in Tver Oblast, Russia.
- Parent Company: Gazprom
- Capacity: 20.5 to 28.5 billion cubic meters per year
- Length: 2,200 kilometers / 1,367 miles
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 2006
The pipeline runs from the Urengoy gas field in Western Siberia to the town of Torzhok, one of the junction points of Russia’s Unified Gas Supply System. The 2,200-kilometer pipeline is equipped with 13 compressor stations (968 MW in aggregate capacity). Its design capacity varies between 20.5 and 28.5 billion cubic meters per year depending on the section.
The pipeline is owned and operated by Gazprom. The pipeline’s construction started in 1995 and its linear part was brought onstream in 2006. By 2010, ten compressor stations with the aggregate capacity of 743 MW were built along the route. In 2012, another three stations were brought into operation in parallel with the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta Gas Pipeline. The pipeline reached its design capacity in 2012. The pipeline was part of a massive build-up of Russian gas transmission capacity in the early 2000s, as part of a plan to export additional gas to Western Europe through former Soviet Republics.
The pipeline was built to convey gas from the Nadym-Pur-Taz region. The pipeline became a crucial component of the multi-string Urengoy – Nadym – Peregrebnoye – Ukhta – Torzhok gas transmission system. The main purpose of the project was to boost gas supplies to consumers in the northwest of Russia and to secure gas exports via the Yamal – Europe gas pipeline. The pipeline connects to the Yamal-Europe Gas Pipeline and to the Torzhok-Minsk-Ivatsevichi Gas Pipeline at the Torzhok gas transmission hub in Tver Oblast, Russia.
In May 2019 a section of the pipeline caught fire near Lysvensky district of the Perm Territory and the pipeline was closed for repairs.
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- Пожар на магистральном газопроводе в Пермском крае потушен, interfax.ru, May 24, 2019