UK Interconnector Gas Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Bacton, England
  • Destination: Zeebrugge, Belgium
  • Ownership: Interconnector
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  • Length: 230 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 2.0 Bcf/d in Forward Mode and 2.6 Bcf/d in Reverse Mode
  • Status: Operating


  • The UK Interconnector Gas Pipeline runs between Bacton, England and Zeebrugge, Belgium
  • It is capable of bi-directional operation, meaning either it can export natural gas from the UK to continental Europe (“Forward Mode”), or it can import natural gas into the U.K. (“Reverse Mode”)
  • It is owned by seven major companies – BG (25 per cent, the biggest share), ConocoPhillips, Distrigas, Fluxys, E.ON Ruhrgas, Gazprom and Total


  • 1998 - Pipeline commissioned
  • 2005 - Capacity of the pipeline is doubled
  • 2012 - Eni sold its interests to Fluxys & Snam

Other Information

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  1. Centrica welcomes pipeline boost
  2. Eni sells its interests in Interconnector (UK), Interconnector Zeebrugge Terminal and Huberator to Fluxys G and Snam

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