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Baltic Pipe gas link on schedule as new permit issued: officials

02.03.2022 06:30
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new environmental permit for the construction of the onshore section of the undersea Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, which is expected to connect Poland with Norwegian gas fields via Denmark, officials have announced.
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The decision makes it possible to "resume construction on the halted sections" of the pipeline, they added.

Officials also said in a tweet that "the original start-up date for thBaltic Pipe will not change."

The pipeline, which is part of Warsaw’s efforts to diversify gas supplies and reduce the country’s energy dependence on Russia, last year made landfall in Denmark after previously reaching the Polish Baltic coast, according to officials.

The Baltic Pipe is due to be launched in October to operate at an initial capacity of 2 to 3 billion cubic metres per year, and at full capacity from the beginning of next year.

It is ultimately expected to have the capacity to carry 10 billion cubic metres of natural gas from Norway to Poland via Denmark annually.

President Andrzej Duda in 2019 described the Baltic Pipe as “a strategic project for Poland’s energy transformation, as well as for the energy security of the entire Central and Eastern Europe region.”


Source: IAR, tvp.info