The backbone of domestic energy supply

The Austrian gas network consists of the distribution network for gas supply in all market areas and the transmission network for supra-regional gas transport.

AGGM is responsible for the maintenance coordination and network development planning of the Austrian gas infrastructure.


The Austrian gas grid comprises 2,000 km of long-distance pipelines and 44,000 km for distribution
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Network planning

For Network planning, AGGM prepares two network development plans every two years: CNDP and LTiP.
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AGGM coordinates the maintenance of the gas grids and provides information about maintenance work.
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Gas as a pillar of the energy system

Versatile energy source

Gas plays a very important role in today's energy mix in Austria, accounting for almost a quarter of total energy consumption. It is a versatile energy source that is used in various sectors.

Gas as an energy supplier

In the area of space heating and hot water supply, gas is a frequently used energy source. Many households and businesses use gas for heating systems because it is efficient, reliable and relatively environmentally friendly compared to other fossil fuels. It can also be used in combination with renewable energies, such as solar energy, for an even more efficient heat supply.

In addition, gas is also used in industry for process heat, electricity generation and as a raw material, for example for the chemical or fertiliser industries.

Green light for clean mobility

Gas also plays an important role in the transport sector. Gas-powered vehicles, especially in heavy goods traffic, are becoming increasingly popular because gas as a fuel causes fewer pollutant emissions than conventional petrol or diesel vehicles. Gas buses and fleets are being used in particular in local public transport and in the commercial sector, some of which already run on biomethane in a climate-neutral way and will do so in the future. Hydrogen is also playing an increasingly important role in this sector.

Adieu fossil yesterday

It is important to note, however, that natural gas is a fossil fuel and releases CO2 emissions when burned. However, in view of the global challenge of climate change, Austria aims to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix and to completely substitute fossil fuels with renewable energy by 2040. Green gas, as biomethane and renewable hydrogen, are becoming increasingly relevant as a sustainable alternative to fossil natural gas. Green gas will continue to play an important role in energy security of supply in the energy system of the future.

Go green for future

Austria is focusing on the development and promotion of renewable energies in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure a climate-friendly energy supply. This also includes the expansion and conversion of the infrastructure for renewable gas in order to advance the transition to a low-carbon society. The conditions for achieving this transformation in Austria are excellent with the well-developed infrastructure and the huge gas storage facilities.