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Gaz-System has a building permit for the Racibórz-Oświęcim gas pipeline

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Gaz-System, the operator of the gas transmission system, announced on Friday that it has already received a set of decisions allowing it to start the construction of the Racibórz-Oświęcim gas pipeline. The gas pipeline will enable, among others, the connection to the network of the 882 MW gas block in Rybnik planned by PGE.

As specified by Gaz-System, the last building permit for the 8-km section was issued by the Governor of Małopolska.

New gas pipeline

The Racibórz-Oświęcim gas pipeline is to be 116 km long. The gas pipeline will be connected to the Oświęcim-Tworzeń gas pipeline currently under construction and the planned Kędzierzyn-Koźle-Racibórz gas pipeline. The investment, the completion of which is planned for 2026, will enable e.g. connection to the transmission network of the gas and steam unit in Rybnik – emphasized Gaz-System. According to PGE’s plans, the 882 MW power unit in Rybnik is to be ready by the end of 2026.

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For the purpose of obtaining building permits, the Racibórz-Oświęcim gas pipeline project has been divided into four sections – three in the Śląskie Voivodeship and one in the Śląskie Voivodship. Lesser Poland.

Increased network throughput

As the operator pointed out, the new gas pipeline will increase the capacity of the transmission network in the Śląskie and Małopolskie voivodeships, and together with the already functioning connections of the North-South Corridor, it will create a ring gas transmission system, increasing the energy security of the region.

100 percent owned to the State Treasury Gas Transmission System Operator Gaz-System is responsible for the transmission of natural gas, manages the most important gas pipelines in Poland and is the owner of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście.

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