Natural gas is in our DNA.
Thyssengas built the first ever gas pipeline in Germany, supporting the industrial development of our region in the process.
Natural gas remains an important energy medium today, without which the energy transition will not be able to take place.
Natural gas undoubtedly has the potential to be an intermediate energy medium. The specific carbon dioxide emissions of natural gas are much lower than those of coal or oil. In addition, as against renewables such as wind, solar and hydro, natural gas offers considerable advantages where security of supply is concerned. Solar and wind power plants already make a large contribution – 40 per cent – to electricity generation and are growing at an increasing speed. But renewable electricity can only yield its advantages when it is available whatever the weather. For supply to match demand, an extremely powerful storage and control system is essential. In addition, electricity only covers one portion of our energy requirements. Gas provides the clearly larger part.
Our gas infrastructure plays the key role in the energy transition.
It consists of pipelines with a length of around 4,400 kilometres and very powerful compressor stations. For decades, it has transported gas energy to customers and users in our region, with outstanding reliability.
Currently, Thyssengas is building a new natural gas transport pipeline to supply the new gas and steam turbine (COGAS plant) at the STEAG power plant in Herne. This COGAS plant will supply the region with environmentally-friendly district heating and energy. More information: