Baltic Pipe gas pipeline from Norway to Poland via Denmark reaches full pumping capacity
President of Poland Andrzej Duda, Prime Ministers of Poland and Denmark Mateusz Morawiecki and Mette Frederiksen at the opening of the Baltic Pipe on September 27, 2022 (Photo:Cezary Aszkielowicz / Agencja Wyborcza.pl via Reuters)
The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, connecting Norwegian gas fields through Denmark with Poland, has reached full gas pumping capacity, Ukrainian news agency Interfax-Ukraine reported on Dec. 2 with reference to Polish operator GAZ-System.
According to the Polish side, Danish operator Energinet completed the process of connecting a compressor station in Zeeland to the Baltic Pipe infrastructure, which allowed the gas pipeline to achieved its designed capacity for pumping to Poland 10 billion cubic meters per year.
“Thanks to this infrastructure, we can annually import up to 10 billion cubic meters of gas to Poland, which covers more than 60% of the country’s annual demand,” said Gaz-System chairman Tomasz Stepien.
Since January 2022, the capacity of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście has been increased, he noted. Also this year, the operator launched gas pipelines to Lithuania and Slovakia.
“Today, we can confidently say that the task of ensuring Poland’s energy security, set before GAZ-System, has been fulfilled,” Stepien added.
The Baltic Pipe linked the gas transportation systems of Poland and Denmark for the supply of gas from Norway. The gas pipeline was put into operation on Sept. 27, it will be able to transport 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year to Poland and 3 billion cubic meters to Denmark.
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