RWE Transgas Net Tests Demand for a New Pipeline
RWE Transgas Net has decided to test potential demand for the capacity of a pipeline to be built and connect the border delivery stations of Hora Sv. Kateřiny and Waidhaus. Therefore the company initiated informative meetings with potential shippers who are able to provide their preliminary statements by June 30, 2007. If the demand is sufficient, official negotiations are expected to take place at the turn of 2007 and 2008 when binding contracts would be signed. The volume of the contracted capacity will be one of the criteria to determine the overall capacity of the designed high-pressure pipeline.
“There are three main reasons to increase the capacity. These include a lack of fixed capacity in this pipeline we have felt over the past few winter seasons, a higher expected demand for transmission capacity in this direction and the planned construction of a new line from Russian to Europe. We believe that the demand will be sufficient,” said Prof. Dr. Klaus Homann, the Executive and CEO RWE Transgas Net, s.r.o. “The actual transmission capacity should gradually increase between 2011 and 2015,” added Homann.
The project of a capacity increase planned by RWE Transgas Net means further diversification of natural gas flows to the Czech Republic. The transmission of natural gas through the new pipeline would also bring domestic customers a higher security of supplies. However, the project is only in the stage of planning. All three routes through the regions of Ústí nad Labem and Karlovy Vary and Central Bohemia are in the process of analyzing.
Mgr. Jitka Kadavá,
PR RWE Transgas Net, s.r.o.
T 267 973 260
RWE Transgas Net, s.r.o., is part of the multinational utility group RWE. The company was established on 1 January 2006 when natural gas transmission and trade were unbundled pursuant to the Czech Energy Act. RWE Transgas Net, s.r.o., is an independent company responsible for safe and reliable domestic transmission of natural gas and natural gas transit to other countries.
Natural gas transmitted by RWE Transgas Net, s.r.o., in the Czech Republic uses a pipeline system of 3,642 km. Natural gas is the most environmentally friendly of all renewable energy sources. Unlike solid fuels, natural gas burns cleanly, i.e. without ash and environmentally hazardous substances.