NEL & EUGAL
Supply backbones into Germany and Europe
The North European Gas Pipeline (NEL) and the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) under construction accommodate downstream gas flows from the Nord Stream pipelines bringing Russian natural gas through the Baltic Sea to Europe. They allow additional volumes of gas from Siberia to be shipped into Germany and through their interconnections unlock these volumes for the surrounding markets as well.
NEL pipeline Facts & Figures
The NEL pipeline runs from Lubmin near Greifswald in the Northeast of Germany in Southwest direction to Rehden in Lower Saxony.
NEL Gastransport GmbH (51%), Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH (25.13%) and Fluxys Deutschland (23.87%) have stakes in the NEL pipeline. NEL Gastransport GmbH is the technical operator of the NEL pipeline.
|Pipeline route||441 km|
|Pipeline length||1 string - 441 km|
|Technical available capacity||20 bcm
|Cross-border interconnection points||Lubmin I / Greifswald: gas receiving stations|
|Market area interconnection points||Achim II|
NEL Structural Data
Length of the pipeline system
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.1 GasNEV)
Number of exit points
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.4 GasNEV)
|Pressure||Nr. of exit points|
Length of the high pressure gas pipeline system per diameter class
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.2 GasNEV)
Annual quantities offtaken
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.3 GasNEV)
Simultaneous annual maximum load of all offtakes
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.5 GasNEV)
|Year||Maximum load [MWh]||Time|
EUGAL pipeline Facts & Figures
The EUGAL pipeline runs from Lubmin near Greifswald in the Northeast of Germany in South direction to the Czech border at Deutschneudorf, where it is connected to the Net4Gas network. The EUGAL pipeline is integrated into the German gas transmission network directly via the NEL pipeline and the JAGAL pipeline and indirectly via the NETRA pipeline.
Gascade Gastransport GmbH (50.5%) as well as Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, Ontras Gastransport GmbH and Fluxys Deutschland with 16.5% each have a stake in the EUGAL pipeline. Gascade Gastransport GmbH manages the construction and is the technical operator.
|Pipeline route||480 km|
|Pipeline length||1 string - 480 km Lubmin to Deutschneudorf
1 string - 329 km Lubmin to Weissack
|Technical available capacity||55 bcm|
|Cross-border interconnection points||
|Network connection points||Lubmin-NEL
Decisive points of Fluxys Deutschland
Decisive points of Fluxys Deutschland according to Art. 18 section 4 of the Regulation (EC) 715/2009