South Transit Eastern Pyrenees (STEP) Gas Pipeline

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South Transit Eastern Pyrenees (STEP) Gas Pipeline was a proposed gas pipeline in Spain and France.[1] In January 2019, the regulating bodies of France and Spain officially rejected the request to build, cancelling the project.[2]


The pipeline would have passed through Hostalric, Spain; Figueres, Spain; and Barbaira, France.[3][4]

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Pipeline Details

  • Owner: ENAGAS / Teréga
  • Proposed Capacity:
  • Length: 227 km / 141 miles[5]
  • Diameter: 36 inches
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Start Year:


The STEP gas pipeline would have included several sections, including the Hostalrich-Figueras; Figueras-French border; and Barbaira-Spanish border pipelines.[3]

It was listed as a European Commision Project of Common Interest under the code 5.5.1. The European Commission technical description stated: "On the Spanish side, the project consists of a pipeline between Hostalrich and Figueras (79km, 36’’ /900mm ), a pipeline between Figueras and the French border (28km ,36’’/900mm)and a compressor station in Martorell (36MW). On the French side, the project consists of a pipeline between Barbaira and the Spanish border (120km, 36“/ 900mm), two connections with the existing pipe and the adaptation of the Barbaira compression station piping."[3]

Articles and resources


  1. ENTSOG TYNDP 2020 - Annex A - Projects Tables, ENTSOG, accessed January 2020.
  2. "Stalemate Situation for the Future of the MidCat Project", South EU Summit, Feb. 5, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 South Transit East Pyrenees (currently known as "STEP"), European Commission, accessed January 2020.
  4. "2018 TYNDP ENTSOG MAP" (PDF). ENTSOG. 2018. Retrieved September 16, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Proyecto STEP | Enagás". Retrieved 2020-09-21.

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