Poland to build gas pipeline in opposition to 'Nord Stream 2'

Source : 112 Ukraine

The pipeline will lead to Denmark and allow to tap into the Norwegian gas network
10:53, 15 February 2018

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The Polish 'Law and Justice' Party intends to implement the Baltic Pipe project that provides the building of its own gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea in the opposition to the building of the 'Nord Stream-2' from Russia to Germany as Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.

'The Baltic Pipe project will lead from the Polish coast to Denmark and will allow the Polish state pipeline company Gaz-System to tap into the Norwegian gas network', the message said.

Related: Germany permits realization of Nord Stream 2 project

The Polish state oil and gas company PGNiG reserved the capacity of the gas pipeline for the sum of more $2 billions for 15 years in the end of 2017. The branch of the gas pipeline with the carrying capacity of 10 billions of the cubic meters should begin to work in 2022. It will reach the Polish coast near Swinoujscie city where the LNG import terminal is situated.

The final decision on the building of the gas pipeline will be made in 2018.

As it was reported earlier Poland asked United States to expand sanctions on the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipelinebetween Russia and Germany. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said this after the meeting with the US Secretary Rex Tillerson. He stressed that the previous interpretation of the law did not satisfy Poland.

Related: WWF asks German govt to stop construction of Nord Stream II

Russia’s leading energy enterprise Gazprom and its partners intend to start implementing the Nord Stream-2 project worth almost 10 billion euros in April 2018. The 1,200-kilometers-long pipeline is to be laid through the Baltic Sea, linking Russia and Germany – bypassing Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic States. The capacity will be twice larger than that of Nord Stream I. The construction is to be complete by late 2019.

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