Poland could double gas volume from new pipeline in Q4 – The First News

Baltic Pipe, a multi-billion investment that will increase Poland’s independence from Russian gas, is set to open on October 1.
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Poland could count on doubling the volumes of gas to be pumped through the newly built Baltic Pipe pipeline in the last quarter of the year after Denmark announced that its section of the pipeline could reach full capacity a month earlier than intended.

Danish gas pipeline operator Energinet said on Saturday that its section of the Baltic Pipe, a gas pipeline that was built to pump natural gas from the Norwegian Shelf across Denmark to Poland, will reach full capacity earlier than expected, from by the end of November instead of January 1, 2023.

Mateusz Berger, Poland’s government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure, told PAP later Saturday that Polish gas pipeline operator Gaz-System has signaled it is ready to launch the Baltic Pipe.

“We also have good news from Denmark,” Berger said. “Despite ongoing work, the full capacity of the pipeline will be reached sooner than originally planned.”

According to Berger, “this should allow us to double the volume of gas that will be pumped to Poland through the new route in the last quarter of this year.”

Baltic Pipe, a multi-billion investment that will increase Poland’s independence from Russian gas, is set to open on October 1.

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