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Gasoduto do Báltico reduz dependência da Polónia do gás russo

By Jordi Bou

June 10, 2020 - O Gasoduto do Báltico, um projeto de €1.600m a ligar a Polónia aos campos de gás da Noruega, irá abalar os mercados da energia na Europa central e ajudar Varsóvia a reduzir a dependência dos fornecimentos de gás russo.

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.

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PUBLISHED: 10/06/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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