Pipelines offer companies a safe, reliable and above all eco-friendly means of transport for the supply and distribution of its products in Belgium and surrounding countries. This mode is predominantly used in the chemical sector but can also be applied for other products (see best practice: Brewery De Halve Maan). Today, the biggest intersection of Western European pipelines is located in the Port of Antwerp.

Source: Port of Antwerp


If we look the Belgian map, the following products are transported through pipelines:

  • Chlorine, Ethylene, Vinyl chloride, Naphtha
  • Propylene, Rich natural gas, Poor natural gas, Residual gases
  • Nitrogen, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Hydrochloric acid
  • Brine, caustic leach, petroleum, petroleum products


Source: Fetrapi


From the map of the Port of Antwerp, we can see that the following products are transported in and out of the Antwerp cluster through the pipeline:

  • Crude oil, Propylene, Crude C4, Natural gas high pressure (rich & poor gas), Butane
  • Ethylene, Isobutylene, Butadiene, Propane, Isobutane
  • Liquid chlorine, Liquid dichloretane, Phenol, Acetone, Ammonia
  • Nitrogen, CO, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Liquid hydrocarbons
  • Methane, Ethane, Propane, Butene, Fuels


Source: Port of Antwerp

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