Baltic Pipe will ensure the security of gas supplies to the Polish economy in the next 20-30 years, said Piotr Naimski, the government plenipotentiary for strategic energy infrastructure. As he emphasized, the gas pipeline will free Poland from monopoly. – We will not be doomed to political talks with Russian suppliers – said Naimski.
The company Gaz-System informed that the laying of the offshore part of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline has been completed. On Thursday, November 18 this year. the last weld was made on the gas pipeline connecting the coasts of Denmark and Poland.
Baltic Pipe – when to start
As emphasized by Naimski, the launch of the Baltic Pipe, planned for October 2022, “radically changes the Polish situation in the energy sector, freeing us from monopoly and political pressure, and gives the possibility of sovereign contract and economic decisions”.
– This is of economic importance, because it is the security of gas supplies to the Polish economy in the next 20-30 years, but also in a political sense – because we will not be doomed to political talks with Russian suppliers or their principals in Moscow, said Piotr Naimski. As he added, thanks to Baltic Pipe, Poland will be able to “import raw material from the world market, because the Norwegian shelf is the world market”.
The Plenipotentiary assessed that the supplies of energy resources are currently very politicized, especially today, when we have an energy crisis not only in the European, regional, but also global dimension.
– This crisis was caused, inter alia, not only by, but also by, the manipulation of Russians on the European gas market. It was and is possible because too much gas for European customers comes from a single, political, Russian supplier, ”emphasized Naimski. He added that the construction of the Baltic Pipe is the implementation of the Polish strategy of diversifying the directions of gas supplies and freeing oneself from Russian influence.
Baltic Pipe – what is it
The Baltic Pipe is a strategic project that is to create a new route of natural gas supplies from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets and to end users in neighboring countries. The gas pipeline will be able to transport 10 billion m3 of natural gas annually to Poland and 3 billion m3 from Poland to Denmark.
The investors are transmission operators: Danish Energinet and Polish Gaz-System.
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