STEGAL Gas Pipeline

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STEGAL Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Germany.[1]


The pipeline runs from Olbernhau, Sachsen, Germany, through Rückersdorf, Thüringen, to the Reckrod compressor station in Eiterfeld, Hessen. It connects with the Czech Transgas system (specifically, the Uzhgorod Waidhaus Pipeline) and with the OPAL Gas Pipeline at Olbernhau; with the JAGAL pipeline at Rückersdorf; and with the MIDAL Gas Pipeline at Reckrod.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gascade Gastransport GmbH
  • Owner: Gascade Gastransport GmbH
  • Parent Company: BASF (50%) and Gazprom (50%)
  • Current capacity: 8 billion cubic meters per year[2]
  • Length: 195 miles / 314 kilometers[3]
  • Diameter: 31 inches[4]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1992[5]


STEGAL (Sachsen-Thüringen-Erdgas-Anbindungsleitung, or "Sachsen–Thüringen Gas Connection Pipeline") is a natural gas pipeline in Sachsen and Thüringen, Germany. It connects the Czech Transgas or Uzhgorod Waidhaus Pipeline at Olbernhau and the JAGAL pipeline (exporting gas from the Yamal-Europe Gas Pipeline) at Rückersdorf, Thüringen, with the MIDAL Gas Pipeline at the Reckrod compressor station in Eiterfeld, Hessen. The pipeline is used to import gas from Russia. The length of STEGAL is 314 km (195 mi) and the diameter of pipe is 800 mm (31 in ). It is operated by GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, formerly Wingas GmbH & Co. KG[6][7], which is in turn jointly owned by BASF and Gazprom.[8][9]

Construction of the STEGAL pipeline started in 1991 and the pipeline was completed in 1992. In 1999, the JAGAL pipeline was connected with STEGAL at Rückersdorf, Thüringen. In March 2006, the 97-km (60-mi) long STEGAL Loop, parallel to the main pipeline, was commissioned.


The SciGRID_gas combined IGG gas transmission network data set refers to the pipeline as INET_PL_6272, INET_PL_6273, INET_PL_6274, INET_PL_6275, and INET_PL_6271.[10]

Articles and resources


  1. STEGAL, accessed April 2018
  2. Gazprom and BASF AG sign the agreement on assets exchange, Gazprom, Apr. 27, 2006
  3. "GASCADE Gastransport: STEGAL". (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  4. Germany, Netherlands and Czech Republic Pipelines map, Theodora, accessed January 30, 2020
  5. "GASCADE Gastransport: STEGAL". (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  6. Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Germany (PDF). International Energy Agency. 2007. pp. 105, 108. ISBN 978-92-64-02223-2.
  7. Victor, David G.; Jaffe, Amy; Hayes, Mark H. (2006). Natural gas and geopolitics: from 1970 to 2040. Cambridge University Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-521-86503-6.
  8. STEGAL, Gascade website, accessed June 2020.
  9. Gasfernleitungsnetz mit Ein- und Ausspeisepunkten, Gascade, Dec. 2019.
  10. Diettrich, Pluta, Medrjoubi (July 23, 2020). "The combined IGG gas transmission network data set". DLR Institute for Networked Energy Systems. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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