The dubious Swiss horn

An important natural gas pipeline through Switzerland from Germany and France to Italy. This bypass leads to speculation: In the political debate, there is speculation as to whether gas can be diverted in the event of a shortage. Looking.

The lines of the Transitgas pipeline come above the Ruswil compressor station.

The lines of the Transitgas pipeline come above the Ruswil compressor station.

The difference could not be greater. Wearing a hard hat and neon yellow vest, engineer Ennio Sinigaglia stands with both feet on the ground in front of a powerful gas turbine. However, the manager of the company Transitgas, which operates a gas pipeline from the north to the southern border of Switzerland, also mentions Arthur Schopenhauer, a skeptical philosopher, in the discussion. “You have to think pessimistically and act pessimistically,” Sinigaglia says of his philosophy. By this they mean that you need to be prepared for emergencies – as you are now discussing the lack of natural gas in the coming winter. Sinigaglia, from Milan, has been working at Transitgas for almost two decades.

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