Ukhta-Torzhok Gas Pipeline
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Ukhta-Torzhok Gas Pipeline (Russian: газопровод Ухта - Торжок) is an operating pipeline in Russia. The pipeline is also sometimes referred to as the Ukhta-Gryazovets gas pipeline (Russian: газопровод Ухта - Грязовец).
The Uktha-Torzhok pipeline takes gas from the hub of Ukhta and transports it Southwest to Torzhok via Gryazovets, running parallel to the Ukhta-Torzhok 2 Gas Pipeline from Ukhta to Gryazovets. It also runs parallel to the proposed Ukhta-Torzhok 3 Gas Pipeline. At Gryazovets, the pipeline connects to the Gryazovets-Vyborg Gas Pipeline and runs westward to Saint Petersburg, where it feeds into the Nord Stream Gas Pipeline which delivers gas onward to Western Europe.
- Operator: Gazprom
- Owner: Gazprom
- Parent company: Gazprom
- Capacity: 45 bcm/y
- Length: 970 km / 603 mi
- Diameter: 1,420 mm
- Status: Operating
- Start year: 2012
- Associated infrastructure: Ukhta-Torzhok 2 Gas Pipeline; Ukhta-Torzhok 3 Gas Pipeline
The construction of the Ukhta – Torzhok gas pipeline started in 2011. Its linear part and top-priority compressor stations were put onstream in 2012 and the other compressor capacities in 2013.
The Ukhta – Torzhok and the partially parallel Ukhta-Torzhok 2 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.
Articles and resources
- Ukhta – Torzhok and Ukhta – Torzhok 2, Gazprom, accessed April, 2018
- Gazprom takes extensive efforts within Ukhta – Torzhok-2 project, Oil and Gas Technology, October 27, 2015