Tesla Gas Pipeline
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Tesla Gas Pipeline was a proposed natural gas pipeline. There have been no development updates since 2015 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.
The pipeline would run from Lüleburgaz, Turkey through Greece, Serbia, and Hungary to the Baumgarten gas hub near Vienna, Austria.
- Current capacity:
- Proposed capacity: 27 billion cubic meters per year
- Length: 870 miles / 1,400 kilometers
- Status: Cancelled
- Start Year: 2019
The Tesla pipeline was a proposed natural gas pipeline which would connect the planned Turkish Stream pipeline (extending from Russia across the Black Sea to Turkey) further on to Central Europe, via Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary, ending at the Baumgarten gas hub near Vienna, Austria. The pipeline would cost an estimated $4.45 billion and would provide Russia an alternate route for shipping gas to Europe that does not go through Ukraine.
In January 2017, Natural Gas World reported that the Tesla Pipeline "only exists on paper as a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding" and that the pipeline might not be built.
There have been no development updates since 2015 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.
Articles and resources
- Tesla pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
- Russia Pushes New Pipeline Through Balkas, New Europe, Aug. 20, 2015
- Tesla Versus Eastring: A Pipeline Battle Forming for the European Market, RWR Advisory Group, Aug. 20, 2015
- PERSPECTIVE FOR ‘TURKISH STREAM’ PROJECT: POSSIBLE SCENARIOS AND CHALLENGES, Natural Gas World, Jan. 21, 2017
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