BBL pumps up the volume

The capacity of the BBL pipeline to transport gas from the Netherlands to the UK will be increased from 16 billion cubic metres to about 19.2 Bcm a year from the end of 2010, the joint venture operating the link said.

BBL is 60% owned by Dutch gas pipeline operator Gasunie, while Germany's E.On Ruhrgas has 20% and Belgium's Fluxys the rest.

"BBL Company's shareholders have taken a positive final investment decision on the BBL pipeline expansion project," the company said in a statement.

"The expansion of transmission capacity will be realised by installing a fourth compressor at the compressor station at Anna Paulowna in the Netherlands."


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