Further Sources of Supply
Natural gas has been flowing from the Danish sector of the North Sea to Germany since the mid-1980s. In line with an agreement signed in 1993, gas deliveries were steadily increased until the plateau level was reached. Furthermore, Danish producers and traders deliver gas to Sweden and through the new connection to the NOGAT pipeline to the Netherlands.
Thanks to the construction of the Interconnector, a pipeline between the United Kingdom and Belgium which went on stream in October 1998, the gas industries on the European continent have opened up a new west European supply region.
German importing companies have concluded gas supply agreements with British partners. Since the autumn of 1998, natural gas has been delivered from the UK to Germany through the Interconnector and a Belgian transit pipeline. The gas is fed into the German pipeline system in the Aachen area.