Baltic Pipe romperá con la dependencia de Polonia del gas ruso
June 10, 2020 - El proyecto Baltic Pipe, de €1.600m, que conectará a Polonia con los campos de gas de Noruega, reorganizará los mercados energéticos en Europa central y ayudará a Varsovia a reducir su dependencia de décadas del suministro de gas ruso.
The capacity of the 1.6 billion euro Baltic Pipe, which is expected to connect Poland with Norwegian gas fields via the Baltic Sea and Denmark in October 2022, will be 10 billion cubic metres (bcm) a year.
Warsaw views the planned link as a way to diversify its gas supply, most of which is imported from Russia under a long-term contract with Gazprom that expires in 2022.
Interconnectors being built to Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will allow Poland to route excess gas to neighbouring countries in central Europe.
Poland is also pushing ahead with plans to expand its LNG terminal in the Baltic port of Swinoujscie, and in December launched a tender to boost its regasification capacity from 5 bcm to 7.5 bcm.