Earth Observation Mission News
Connecting the dots: nitrogen dioxide over Siberian pipelines
20 June 2019
New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal emissions of nitrogen dioxide along a Siberian natural gas pipeline that connects the Urengoy gas field – the second-largest gas field in the world – with Europe.
The Urengoy–Pomary–Uzhhorod pipeline is one of Russia's main natural gas export pipelines. In order to maintain the pressure and flow over long distances, a series of compressor stations are strategically placed to help push the gas along.
Image credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by KNMI. Overlying image from Google Earth - Nitrogen dioxide over Siberian pipelines