Transalpine Oil Pipeline

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Transalpine Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Italy and Germany.[1]


The pipeline originates in Trieste, Italy, crosses through Austria, and terminates in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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  • 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 </ref> missing for <ref> tag

In addition to the sea transport, the Pan-European Oil Pipeline, if constructed, will supply the Transalpine Pipeline.[2][3]

Pipeline company

The pipeline is owned by the consortium of eight oil companies. The current shareholders are:

In 2008, the Czech unit of PKN Orlen, Unipetrol, was negotiating to buy a 2% interest in the pipeline.[4]


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.[5] The incident resulted in about 150,000 tons of oil spilling and 18 firefighters were injured.

Articles and resources


  1. Transalpine Oil Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
  2. "Ministerial declaration on pan-European oil pipeline signed in Zagreb". Forbes. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  3. Bogdan Preda (2004-11-09). "New Pipeline to Pump Caspian Oil to Europe". Neftegaz. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  4. "Czech Republic negotiating for 2 pct stake in Tal oil pipeline". Forbes. 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  5. 3 Oil Reservoirs Near Trieste Burn After 4 Explosions, The New York Times, 5 Aug. 1972

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