Gas Flowing Again Through Finland-Estonia Pipeline After Repairs!

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Finland-Estonia gas pipeline resumes operation

Balticconnector, the natural gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which remained closed from early October last year following a leak, resumed operation on Monday, said the state-owned company and transmission system operator, Gasgrid Finland in a press release.

According to the current forecast, market participants will transmit approximately 10 GWh of commercial gas from Estonia to Finland during this gas day, and approximately 70 GWh from Finland to Estonia.

Gasgrid Finland and Elering plan to transmit about 60 GWh of physical gas from Finland to Estonia during this day, which is the difference between the commercial transmission volumes of 10 GWh.

Balticconnector’s technical maximum capacity from Finland to Estonia is about 78 GWh/day, and so far gas transmission in the offshore pipeline has been operating normally.

Gasgrid Finland and the Estonian gas transmission system operator Elering noticed an unusual drop in pressure in the Balticconnector offshore gas pipeline between the two countries in the early hours of October 8, 2023.

The pipeline was isolated shortly after the discovery by closing Balticconnector’s valves. The gas leak caused by the verified damage in the pipeline stopped with the isolation of the pipe and the closing of the valves.

The natural gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia remained closed following a suspected leak on October 8.

On October 10, the authority said that the damage to the Baltic Connector gas pipeline and a data cable between Finland and Estonia was likely caused by an external actor, not caused by the normal gas transmission process.

Finland and Estonia are jointly investigating into the damage to the Baltic Connector gas pipeline and a data cable between the two countries.

The repairing works of the Baltic Connector gas pipeline will take at least five months.

Earlier on October 20, the National Bureau of Investigation announced that it will examine if the object found in the seabed has any connection to the damage of the undersea gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia.

The then President, Sauli Niinistö on January 10, 2024 held a video call with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and discussed the incident of Balticconnector pipeline damage.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

10 Comments
  1. AlexanderSmith96 says

    It’s great news to hear that the Finland-Estonia gas pipeline has resumed operation. Hopefully, this will ensure a stable and reliable supply of natural gas between the two countries without any further disruptions. Safety measures must be a top priority to prevent incidents like the previous leak from happening again.

  2. KateSmith says

    It’s great news that the Finland-Estonia gas pipeline has resumed operation after the unfortunate leak incident. Let’s hope for smooth and uninterrupted gas transmission between the two countries from now on.

  3. Emma_Smith says

    It’s great news that the Finland-Estonia gas pipeline has resumed operation after being closed for so long due to a leak. Hopefully, the transmission continues smoothly without any further interruptions.

  4. EmilySmith43 says

    It’s great to hear that the Finland-Estonia gas pipeline has resumed operation after the leak. This will ensure a stable flow of gas between the two countries and contribute to their energy security.

  5. EmilyBelle says

    It’s great news that the gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia is finally operational again after the repairs. This incident highlights the importance of regular maintenance and prompt response to issues in critical infrastructure. Hopefully, such disruptions can be minimized in the future to ensure reliable gas supply between the two countries.

  6. AlexSmith says

    It’s great news that the gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia is back in operation after the repairs. It’s crucial for maintaining energy security in the region.

  7. Emily Smith says

    I’m glad to hear that the gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia is back in operation after the repairs. Such infrastructure is crucial for ensuring energy security and stability in the region.

  8. EmilySmith123 says

    It’s great news that the gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia is back in operation after the repairs. Infrastructure like this plays a crucial role in ensuring energy security and stability in the region.

  9. EllaSmith89 says

    Will the repairs on the gas pipeline ensure that such leaks do not happen again in the future?

  10. EmilySmith says

    It’s great news that the Gas Flowing Again Through Finland-Estonia Pipeline after repairs! Safety measures are crucial in ensuring smooth operations. Let’s hope for uninterrupted gas transmission between the two countries now.

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