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 Facts & Figures

The NEL pipeline runs from Lubmin near Greifswald in the Northeast of Germany in Southwest direction to Rehden in Lower Saxony. The pipeline has inter alia a link to the NETRA pipeline in Achim serving as an interconnection point between the Gaspool and NCG market areas.

Partners in the NEL pipeline are NEL Gastransport GmbH (51%), Gasunie Deutschland (25.13%) and Fluxys Deutschland GmbH (23.87%). 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
Interconnection points Lubmin I and Greifswald: gas receiving stations
Network connection points in Germany Achim
Compressor stations 0

NEL Structural Data

Length of the pipeline system

(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.1 GasNEV)

Pressure Length [km]
High 441.460
Medium -
Low -


Number of exit points

(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.4 GasNEV)

Pressure Nr. of exit points
High 1
Medium -
Low -



Length of the high pressure gas pipeline system per diameter class

(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.2 GasNEV)

Class Length [km]
A 441.380
B -
C 0.010
D -
E -
F 0.070
G -


Annual quantities offtaken

(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.3 GasNEV)

Year Quantity [kWh]
2020 2,567,248,590
2019 7,183,451,163
2018 2,962,501,537
2017 -



Simultaneous annual maximum load of all offtakes

(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.5 GasNEV)

Year Maximum load [MWh] Time
2020 606 01/10/2020
2019 1,394 01/10/2019
2018 1,394 09/10/2018
2017 - -

EUGAL Facts & Figures

The EUGAL pipeline under construction will run from Lubmin near Greifswald in the Notheast of Germany in South direction to the Czech border at Deutschneudorf, linking into the Net4Gas network. EUGAL will also link directly into the German gas transmission grid via the NEL, JAGAL and NETRA pipelines. Natural gas is expected to start flowing through the first string of EUGAL at the end of 2019.

Partners in the EUGAL pipeline are Gascade Gastransport GmbH (50.5%), Fluxys Deutschland GmbH (16.5%), Gasunie Deutschland (16.5%) and Ontras Gastransport GmbH (16.5%). Gascade Gastransport GmbH manages construction of the EUGAL pipeline and is also the future 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
Interconnection points
  • Lubmin II: gas receiving station
  • Deutschneudorf: interconnection point with the Czech gas system operated by Net4Gas
Network connection points in Germany Lubmin-NEL
Compressor stations Radeland