Yamal Europe Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Tver region of Russia
  • Destination: Frankfurt an der Oder near the German-Polish border
  • Ownership: Gazprom
  • Website: http://www.gazpromexport.ru/
  • Length: 2000 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 33 BCM per annum
  • Status: Operating


  • The transnational Yamal-Europe gas pipeline passes through four countries, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany.
  • The number of compressor stations on the pipeline is 14, pipe diameter being 1420 mm, and a total length exceeding 2 thousand km
  • The line originates from the Torzhok gas transportation unit in the Tver region of Russia, where it takes gas from the “Northern Tyumen Regions (SRTO) – Torzhok” gas pipeline. The length of the Russian section is 402 km with three compressor stations in Rzhevsk, Holm-Zhirkovsk and Smolensk.
  • In Belarus there are 575 km of pipelines, with 5 compressor stations: Nesvizhskaya, Krupskaya, Slonimskaya, Minskaya and Orshanskaya. Gazprom is the sole owner of the Belarusian section of gas pipeline.
  • The Polish section is 683 km long with 5 compressor stations: Chehanuv, Shamotuli, Zambruv, Wloclawek, Kondratki. The Polish section of the pipeline is owned by EuRoPol Gas (a joint venture between Gazprom and the Polish company PGNiG).
  • The final western point of the pipeline is the Malnow compressor station near Frankfurt an der Oder near the German-Polish border, where the pipeline connects to the JAGAL-Nord gas transportation system, which in turn connects it with the STEGAL West – MIDAL - Rehden UGS gas transportation system and STEGAL East - Olbernhau, where the German and Czech transmission systems meet.
  • The owner of the German part of the gas pipeline is WINGAS Transport.


  • 1994 - Construction of the pipoeline begins
  • 2012 - GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and GASCADE signed agreement to enable reverse flow from Germany to Poland

Other Information

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  1. Yamal–Europe, Gazprom Export
  2. Physical Reverse Flow in the Yamal Pipeline

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