The ARG ethylene pipeline network (Aetylen-Rohrleitungs-Geselschafft) connects the chemical industries in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. From Antwerp, Europe's largest producer of ethylene, countless pipelines extend out towards Terneuzen, Rotterdam, Feluy and the Rhine-Ruhr region. These pipelines ensure strong integration with the local industry there.
New connections to the Ruhr region
Strengthening the pipeline network that connects Antwerp, Limburg and the Ruhr region in Germany is of major economic importance for Belgian and European industry.
Flemish minister Philippe Muyters' commitment in this regard was therefore good news. He recently stated his intention, together with the Port of Antwerp-Bruges and the umbrella organisations Essenscia and Fetrapi, to launch a study on the ground with a view to the necessary future reservation of land for new pipelines in the Ruhr region.