Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Poland opens the Baltic Pipe

 The Baltic Pipe, a gas pipeline, designed to create a new route of natural gas supplies from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets was officially opened today. Its launch is scheduled for October 1, 2022. The investors are Danish Energinet and Polish Gaz-System.

"The Baltic Pipe is now a gas pipeline for freedom, sovereignty, security, and peace," said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the opening of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline.

Polish Oil and Gas Mining (PGNiG) has announced that it will be able to bring at least 6.5 bcm (billions of cubic meters) of natural gas from Norway to Poland via the officially opened today Baltic Pipe in 2023, which means that the company will fill at least 80 percent of the reserved capacity of the new gas pipeline.

President Andrzej Duda gave a speech during the symbolic opening of the Baltic Pipe. - 'This is a very touching moment for me. After many years of discussions, often political disputes, and trials, today we are finally opening the gas pipeline that has been the Polish dream for decades to those who wanted to diversify supplies and become independent from Russian supplies, said the president.'