Ukhta-Torzhok 2 Gas Pipeline
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Ukhta-Torzhok 2 Gas Pipeline (Ухта - Торжок - 2) is an operating pipeline in Russia.
The Uktha-Torzhok 2 pipeline takes gas from the hub of Ukhta and transports it southwest to Torzhok via Gryazovets, paralleling the Ukhta-Torzhok Gas Pipeline from Ukhta to Gryazovets. It also runs parallel to the proposed Ukhta-Torzhok 3 Gas Pipeline. From Gryazovets, the pipeline runs westward to Saint Petersburg and then feeds into the Nord Stream Gas Pipeline which delivers gas onward to Western Europe.
- Operator: Gazprom
- Parent company: Gazprom
- Capacity: 45 billion cubic meters per year
- Length: 970 kilometers / 603 miles
- Diameter: 55.91 in / 1,420 mm
- Status: Operating
- Start year: 2018
- Associated infrastructure: Urengoy Gas Project (Russia); Bovanenkovo gas field; Ukhta-Torzhok Gas Pipeline; Ukhta-Torzhok 3 Gas Pipeline
The Ukhta-Torzhok 2 Gas Pipeline and the partially parallel Ukhta-Torzhok Gas Pipeline are significant arteries to Russia's gas supply system in the territory between the Yamal Peninsula and the Gulf of Finland. The pipelines deliver gas from the Yamal fields to Central Russia along with northwestern Russia for the needs of domestic consumers and for export purposes. Each pipeline has a reported capacity of 45 bcm/year, measures 1,420 millimeters in diameter, and has a working pressure 100 atm. There are seven compressor stations.
Despite language on the Gazprom website noting construction has been completed by 2018, the 2020 Gazprom Annual Report noted that construction was continuing on the Ukhta - Torzhok 2 pipeline system. In August 2021, the system map provided by Gazprom also indicated the possibility of a proposed additional pipeline between Gryazovets and Torzhok.
Articles and resources
- Ukhta – Torzhok and Ukhta – Torzhok 2, Gazprom, accessed April, 2018
- Gazprom’s Ukhta-Torzhok 2 gas pipeline in operation, World Pipelines, Dec. 6, 2018
- Gazprom takes extensive efforts within Ukhta – Torzhok-2 project, Oil and Gas Technology, October 27, 2015
- "Gazprom Annual Report 2020". Gazprom. Retrieved Aug 16, 2021.