The Capasity4gas gas pipeline running through the territory of the Czech Republic has been put into operation. The structure, also known as the “Antelope”, is connected to the Eugal gas pipeline, which is the land branch of Nord Stream 2 in Germany.
The Czech branch of Nord Stream 2 has been commissioned
The Czech investment, the construction of which began in November 2018, cost over 560 million euros. The installation has a capacity of over 27 billion cubic meters. per year and is expected to transport gas from the Eugal pipeline entering the Czech Republic from Saxony to the German transmission network in Bavaria.
According to the company’s announcement, the new gas pipeline provides access to diversified gas supplies at competitive prices, including from planned LNG terminals in Germany. At the same time, the implementation of the project strengthens the strategic role of the Czech Republic in international gas transit, also with a view to possible future transport of renewable gases, including hydrogen. The company does not mention the main purpose of the construction of this pipeline, which is the distribution of gas from the controversial Nord Stream 2 project – we read.