Transalpine Oil Pipeline
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Transalpine Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Italy and Germany.
The pipeline originates in Trieste, Italy, crosses through Austria, and terminates in Karlsruhe, Germany.
- Operator: OMV (25%), Royal Dutch Shell (24%), ExxonMobil (16%), Rosneft (5.5%), Eni S.p.A. (10%), BP (14.5%), ConocoPhillips (3%), Total S.A. (2%)Cite error: Closing
The pipeline is owned by the consortium of eight oil companies. The current shareholders are:
- OMV (25%)
- Royal Dutch Shell (24%)
- ExxonMobil (16%)
- Ruhr Oel (a joint venture of Rosneft and BP)(11%)
- Eni (10%)
- BP (9%)
- ConocoPhillips (3%)
- Total SA (2%)
In 2008, the Czech unit of PKN Orlen, Unipetrol, was negotiating to buy a 2% interest in the pipeline.
In August 1972, four explosions -- at least one of which was caused by an explosive charge -- resulted in three oil reservoirs catching fire near Triste. The incident resulted in about 150,000 tons of oil spilling and 18 firefighters were injured.
Articles and resources
- Transalpine Oil Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
- "Ministerial declaration on pan-European oil pipeline signed in Zagreb". Forbes. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
- Bogdan Preda (2004-11-09). "New Pipeline to Pump Caspian Oil to Europe". Neftegaz. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
- "Czech Republic negotiating for 2 pct stake in Tal oil pipeline". Forbes. 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
- 3 Oil Reservoirs Near Trieste Burn After 4 Explosions, The New York Times, 5 Aug. 1972