ARG mbH & Co. KG (ARG) is the operator of approximately 495 km of ethylene pipeline in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. It is the backbone of Central European ethylene production with a pipeline network linking Antwerp to Cologne and the Ruhr industrial area. The Rotterdam market is also directly connected to the ARG system through a series of investments and of capacity takeovers. The ARG pipeline is a common carrier and therefore accessible to all ethylene producers and consumers at the same transport conditions.
The established price system encourages long-term partnerships and ensures high reliability of supply for the companies connected to the line.
Evonik and Petrochemical Pipeline Services, ARG’s technical partners, have been involved in the pipeline system since its construction app. 50 years ago. Both service providers have a high level of loyalty and commitment to ARG and have demonstrated their immense technical expertise in pipeline maintenance over many years.
The ARG headquarters in Oberhausen ensure short, non-hierarchical communication routes with connected businesses. Given the substantial capital commitment on the part of pipeline users, ARG’s business policy is geared towards constant availability, continuity and long-term sustainability, while simultaneously maintaining the highest possible safety standards.