Minsk-Kaliningrad Interconnection

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Minsk-Kaliningrad Interconnection is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from Minsk, Belarus through the Belarus-Lithuania border, Vilnius, Kaunas, and Šakiai to Kaliningrad, Russia.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gazprom; Lietuvos Dujos
  • Parent Company: Gazprom; Lietuvos Dujos
  • Current capacity: 2.5 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 182.8 miles / 294.2 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1985

Background

The initial 155-km section of the pipeline through the Kaliningrad region was commissioned in 1985.[2] In 2009 Gazprom finished construction of a 139-km second line that supplied gas to the CHPP-2 power plant.[3] In Russia, gas from the pipeline is stored in the Kaliningrad underground gas storage (UGS) facility, which was commissioned in September 2013, Gazprom's first facility that stores gas in salt caverns.[2]

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References

  1. Minsk-Kaliningrad Interconnection, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Minsk–Vilnius–Kaunas–Kaliningrad Natural Gas Pipeline, Hydrocarbons Technology, accessed April 2018
  3. Energy security in Kaliningrad and geopolitics, Centrum Balticum, February 2014.

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