ARG operates and maintains pipelines for the transport of ethylene. ARG is the leading provider of an extensive ethylene pipeline network in Northwest Europe. In addition to its affiliated companies, ARG’s main customers are almost all major petrochemical companies in Europe. Third parties carry out approximately 75% of the transport. Due to its properties, ethylene can only be transported by alternative means with a special permit.
The pipeline system – including the right to use the parallel pipeline in Belgium – a total length of about 495 km – is located in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. ARG operates its pipeline system with long-standing and experienced technical service providers and continuously adapts it to technological developments. It has established a trust-based, close collaboration with national supervisory authorities. The safety features of the entire pipeline network are checked and monitored continuously (24/7). In addition, ARG controls the commercial and dispositive activities of two other petrochemical long-distance pipeline systems (PRG and EPS).