The survey on transport in pipelines covers inland transport, international receipt and dispatch as well as transit. It is conducted using voluntary reports by the pipeline operating companies. The rate of return constitutes 100% and the results are published annually. Due to confidentiality reasons it is not possible to distinct the results by type of transport.
The transport volume of 64.6 million tonnes in the reporting year 2021 was 2.5 million tonnes respectively 3.7% lower than the reference value of the preceding year (2020: 67.1 million tonnes). A decrease of 1.4% to 35.0 million tonnes (2020: 35.5 million tonnes) was registered in transports of petroleum and products of petroleum and the volume of transported natural gas decreased by 6.3% to 29.6 million tonnes (2020: 31.6 million tonnes).
The transport performance (i.e. the product of transport volume and distance) showed a decrease of 178 million tonne- kilometres (tkm) to 16 101 million tkm; 1.1% less compared to the year before (2020: 16 279 million tkm). The transport performance of petroleum and products of petroleum decreased by 0.3% to 7 695 million tkm (2020: 7 715 million tkm) and the transport performance of natural gas lost by 1.8% to 8 406 million tkm (2020: 8 564 million tkm).
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