Gazprom pipelines and export capacity

Газопроводы Газпрома и экспортные мощности

Gas pipelines of West Siberia

Газопроводы Западной Сибири

Export flows of Gazprom

Экспортные потоки

Spot, Gazprom, Brent

Цены на нефть и газ

End-use price of gas

Russia and USA

Daily gas production

Суточная добыча


Trans-Austria Gas Pipeline gets a chance to stay in business


Gazprom has picked Italy over Austria as the destination of its South Stream pipeline project. This decision gives the  TAG pipeline a chance to stay in business after the commissioning of South Stream.

The original design of the northwestern part of the South Stream project assumed two pipelines ending in Baumgarten (Austria-Slovakia border) and Arnoldstein (Austria-Italy border). Apparently, fulfillment of the original plan would have put the TAG (Trans Austria Gasleitung) pipeline out of business.

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By dumping the Baumgarten extension, Gazprom gives TAG a chance to stay in business. After the commissioning of the South Stream project, TAG could operate in reversal mode delivering Russian gas from Arnoldstein to Austrian consumers, as well as to the Central European Gas Hub in Baumgarten.

Mikhail Korchemkin

East European Gas Analysis

Malvern, PA, USA

December 18, 2011

 

 


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