The TENP was built in 1972–1974 and upgraded in 1978. The diameter of pipeline varies between and . The pipeline consists for compressor stations.
In Stolberg the pipeline is connected with the pipeline from Zeebrügge. In Mittelbrunn it's connected with the transport system of the MEGAL pipeline system, which transports Russian natural gas from the German-Czech border to German regions and France. The pipeline is owned and operated by Trans Europa Naturgas Pipeline GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture of E.ON Ruhrgas and Eni.