GASCADE NEWS.

Here you can find our current press releases. Please see also the german language section.

02/02/2023 | German-Danish cooperation project aims to realize 140-kilometer pipeline connection from Bornholm to Lubmin with import capacity of up to 10 GW
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02/02/2023 | Handover at the top at the start of the year: Ulrich Benterbusch has been appointed new Managing Director by the Supervisory Board.
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23/01/2023 | GASCADE and Fluxys have applied to the European Commission for Project of Common Interest (PCI) status for the AquaDuctus project, marking a major step forward in their plans for an offshore pipeline for green hydrogen in the North Sea.
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15/12/2022 | Fast, large and sustainable: With Flow – making hydrogen happen, GASCADE Gastransport, ONTRAS Gastransport and terranets bw want to create a pipeline system for climate-neutral hydrogen that runs from the Baltic Sea to southwest Germany in three steps.
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25/11/2022 | The first LNG link to the German gas network in Lubmin can go into operation in December: In just a few weeks, GASCADE has completed the pipeline link to the landing station (Greifswald) for NEL and OPAL.
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30/08/2022 | Together with its partners NEL Gastransport and OPAL Gastransport, GASCADE will provide what is expected to be the first LNG link to the German gas network.
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25/08/2022 | The Kassel regional council has started the planning approval procedure for the new construction and operation of the Reckrod 2 Compressor Station, and construction of the connecting pipelines.
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10/08/2022 | More than 250,000 MWh needed to operate pipelines and stations
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06/07/2022 | Transmission system operators cooperate on hydrogen projects doing hydrogen and AquaDuctus / Rapid development of an infrastructure for decarbonising Germany planned
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24/05/2022 | Before the start of the planning approval procedure: dialog with citizens
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07/02/2022 | New invitations to tender for fuel gas by GASCADE, NEL Gastransport and ONTRAS: To operate their networks, the three transmission system operators will require around 2.2 billion kWh of natural gas and biomethane from April 2022.
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27/10/2021 | Gas pipelines have to be surveyed and flown over regularly / In this test, this will be carried out from November by a drone as well
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21/10/2021 | The maintenance work on the ERM pipeline has been completed after just over two months. The work was carried out on an around 300-meter-long section below the Gehlenweiher lake.
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01/06/2021 | From 2026, a hub for climate-neutral hydrogen is to be established in Eastern Germany / Initial grid to cover 475 kilometers of pipelines
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26/04/2021 | Project partners GASCADE, Gasunie, RWE and Shell signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaDuctus project. 
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22/04/2021 | On 21 April 2021, the cooperation contract, which provides for the merger of the two gas market areas GASPOOL and NetConnect Germany to form the Trading Hub Europe (THE) market area, was signed in Berlin.
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01/04/2021 | The first string of EUGAL has already been transporting natural gas since 1 January 2020. The second string and the compressor station went into operation today and expand the transport capacity to up to 55 billion m³ of natural gas per year.
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08/02/2021 | Network operators need so-called fuel gas in form of high calorific value (CV) quality natural gas and biomethane for operating their gas pipeline networks. GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, NEL Gastransport GmbH and ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH are calling for tenders for their fuel gas requirements.
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23/11/2020 | In a move that will help tackle one of the biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate crisis, major players in the oil and gas industry agreed today to report methane emissions with a new, much higher level of transparency.
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16/11/2020 | EUGAL will reach full transport capacities by the second quarter of 2021. The reason for the new schedule is unforeseen delays in the construction.
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16/10/2020 | Due to the merger of the Netconnect Germany and GASPOOL market areas into the new Trading Hub Europe market area on October 1st, 2021, there will be an obligation at some borders to merge further interconnection points and existing VIPs to new THE-VIPs.
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01/09/2020 | Die GASCADE Gastransport GmbH benötigt rund 700.000 MWh Erdgas zur Erstbefüllung des zweiten Strangs der Europäischen Gasanbindungsleitung (EUGAL) im Dezember 2020. Erdgashändler sind eingeladen, an einer Ausschreibung für den Verkauf und die Lieferung von Erdgas teilzunehmen
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10/08/2020 | Estimated consumption demand of 820,000 MWh for one year / prequalification ends on 17 August
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07/05/2020 | Starting with the 2020 annual auction, GASCADE will offer capacities at the German-Polish border in Mallnow via the Hungarian capacity platform RBP and not as before via PRISMA.
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21/04/2020 | For the information provision according to art. 19 (4) of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 concerning the storage facility levels GASCADE Gastransport GmbH reference will only be made directly to the respective websites of the storage system operators.
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17/03/2020 | The tunnel under the river Peene, to the west of Anklam, is around a kilometer in length. It is through this tunnel that the second string of the European Gas Pipeline Link is currently being laid.
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09/03/2020 | On 1 April 2020, GASCADE, Gastransport Nord, and Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services will set up Virtual Interconnection Points (VIP) for gas transport between the GASPOOL and the TTF market area. This takes place in cooperation with the adjacent network operator Gasunie Transport Services B.V. (GTS).
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24/02/2020 | The site for pulling in the second EUGAL string is currently being prepared at the EUGAL construction site near Stolpe on the river Peene. A retention basin was damaged during this work on Monday, 17 February 2020.
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03/02/2020 | Zum Betrieb ihrer überregionalen Fernleitungsnetze benötigen Netzbetreiber sogenanntes Verbrauchsgas. Gashändler sind eingeladen, an der von GASCADE Gastransport GmbH durchgeführten Ausschreibung für GASCADE, NEL Gastransport GmbH und ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH für den Verkauf und die Lieferung von Verbrauchsgasmengen teilzunehmen.
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15/01/2020 | The employees at the transmission system operator GASCADE are providing a hopeful start to the new year by donating a total of 5,000 euros to the charitable associations “Soziale Hilfe” (Social Help) and “Kleine Riesen”. Both aid organizations will each receive 2,500 euros.
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20/12/2019 | After just around one and half years of construction, the first string of the European Gas Pipeline Link EUGAL is now complete. It will be ready to transport gas from 1 January 2020.
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29/11/2019 | The first pipeline string of the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) will be filled with gas starting next Monday, 2 December 2019.
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15/11/2019 | The first string of EUGAL is in the ground. The final technical tests of the around 480-kilometer-long pipeline have now also been completed.
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04/11/2019 | To prepare for further checks, excess air will be discharged at the valve stations along the EUGAL.
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25/10/2019 | GASCADE is enhancing user-friendliness and implementing new transparency requirements
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17/10/2019 | On 1 April 2020, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, Gastransport Nord GmbH, and GASCADE will set up Virtual Interconnection Points for gas transport between the GASPOOL and the TTF market area.
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18/07/2019 | In view of the situation regarding the Schwarze Elster river, GASCADE is still in discussions with the public authorities and ready to take action.
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15/07/2019 | GASCADE requires around 850,000 MWh of natural gas to fill the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) for the first time in December 2019. Natural gas traders can take part in an invitation to tender for the sale and supply of natural gas.
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03/07/2019 | On behalf of all fractional owners of the EUGAL, GASCADE will submit a request for a single exemption from the obligation to enable permanent physical capacity to transport gas in both directions (‘bi-directional capacity’) on all interconnections between Member States.
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17/05/2019 | Part of the EUGAL building site near Wrangelsburg, southeast of Greifswald, was occupied by six members of the activist group “Climate Justice Greifswald”.
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10/05/2019 | The two transmission system operators have filed an appeal regarding the introduction of a unit postage stamp in the respective market areas and also submitted applications for interim relief.
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18/12/2018 | Construction in Saxony is proceeding as scheduled – Completion of the gas pipeline scheduled for 2019
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26/11/2018 | On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, necessary work will be carried out on the power supply at the Greifswald landing station.
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25/10/2018 | The Stralsund Mining Authority gives permission for the northernmost pipeline section. Construction work in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district can start.
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02/10/2018 | At around 9 a.m. on 2 October 2018, an outage occurred in the local power grid at the GASCADE GASTRANSPORT GmbH compressor station in Mallnow.
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02/10/2018 | At around 9 a.m. on 2 October 2018, a power failure occurred at the GASCADE GASTRANSPORT GmbH compressor station in Mallnow.
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28/09/2018 | The Chemnitz office of the state authorities in Saxony has issued a planning approval decision for the southern section including a natural gas export station. Pipeline construction is due to begin throughout Saxony.
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06/09/2018 | The Dresden office of the state authorities in Saxony issues planning approval decision for the northern section. Construction of the section of the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) in Saxony can begin in September.
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17/08/2018 | Planning approval decision from the Brandenburg State Mining Office now available / construction of the natural gas pipeline to start in Brandenburg
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28/06/2018 | The joint, nationwide market area to be established in Germany will presumably start operations on 1 October 2021. This is the date the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have agreed with the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), the national regulatory authority. The TSOs believe that the planned timing, which coincides with the start of the gas year, is the most convenient solution for market participants from an operational perspective.
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