The Transitgas pipeline system

The Transitgas pipeline is 293 kilometres long, has one compression station, and transports natural gas mostly from the Netherlands and from Norway. It crosses Switzerland for 165 kilometres from Wallbach, where it joins the pipeline system owned by Trans Europa Naturgas Pipeline (TENP), to Passo Gries at the Italian border where it joins the Italian network owned by Snam Rete Gas.

In 2001 a new, 55-kilometre line from Rodersdorf/Oltingue (an interconnection point with the network owned by Gaz de France), at the French-Swiss border, to Lostorf (an interconnection point with the line coming from Wallbach) was built for transporting Norwegian gas.

The Transitgas pipeline came on stream in April 1974 and a massive expansion works on the transport system were carried out between 1998 and 2003.

FluxSwiss and Swissgas have also entrusted Transitgas, owner of the pipeline, with running and maintaining the system.


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