CATS Central Area Transmission System Gas Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Everest Oil And Gas Field in the Central North Sea
  • Destination: Teesside
  • Ownership: BG Group, BP, Eni, Conoco Phillips, Total
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  • Length: 404 kilometre (223 mile)
  • Capacity: 48 million Standard cubic meters (1.7 billion Standard cubic feet) of Natural Gas per day
  • Status: Operating


  • CATS is the Central Area Transmission System, which delivers 12% of the UK's Gas demand through a 404 kilometre (223 mile) pipeline from the Central North Sea to the Teesside Gas Processing Plant TGPP on the North East coast of England.

Related Oil and Gas Fields


  • McDermott-ETPM: Pipeline construction
  • Serimax: Welding


  • 1993 - CATS became operational
  • 2007 - A large vessel dragged its anchor causing damage to the pipeline
  • 2011 - BP & BG Group acquired Hess stake, preempting a deal with SSE

Other Information

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  1. Serimax Pipeline References
  2. Hess Reaches Agreement for Sale of UK Gas Assets
  3. CATS Pipeline System Repair Completed
  4. Update: Acquisition of upstream gas assets

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