Gazela Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Hora Svaté Kateřiny, Czech Republic
  • Destination: Waidhaus, Germany
  • Ownership: Net4Gas
  • Website:
  • Length: 166 kilometres (103 miles)
  • Capacity: 30-33 bil. m3 per annum

The Route

  • The total length of the pipeline is 166 kilometres. Its major purpose is transit of natural gas to Germany and providing domestic consumption of Czech Republic.
  • The gas will flow from Russia to Greifswald, Germany, and, further, through the OPAL gas pipeline to the German-Czech border, to the municipality of Brandov. The first interconnection with NET4GAS’s gas system is supposed to be made at the Hora Svaté Kateřiny border station.
  • Gas will mostly flow in the direction of the Czech Republic and, further, to Germany. Nevertheless, the operation has been designed as bidirectional.

Pipeline Status

  • In operation


  • 2010 - The construction of the Gazelle Pipeline started
  • 2013 - Pipeline completed

Other Information

  • The pipeline will also be connected to OPAL, which is part of the [Nordstream Gas Pipeline] project.
  • The construction of pipelines and depositories is being co-financed by the EU. The RWE Gas Storage company will get EUR 35 million of European taxpayers' money to enlarge the depositories in the Czech Republic


  1. Project Webpage
  2. Wikipedia Page
  3. Gazela continues according to the plan
  4. Czechs to build new pipelines amid gas crisis fears
  5. The Gazelle gas pipeline commissioned in the Czech Republic

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