Gazprom's Yamal-Europe gas pipeline project nears start-up

Russian gas giant Gazprom has completed construction of Phase 1 of the Yamal-Europe transcontinental gas pipeline project and is preparing to take advantage of the new revenue opportunities that will arise when the system is commissioned.The 4,000-km pipeline will carry gas from the Yamal Peninsula region of western Siberia through Belarus and Poland and into eastern Germany, where it will connect with the Western Europe gas grid (OGJ, Feb. 15, 1999, p. 26).The Yamal-Europe export pipeline must be distinguished from what was dubbed the Yamal pipeline during the 1980s-the last, export-oriented pipeline of a six-pipeline gas network extending from Russia's supergiant Urengoi gas field, j...

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