Norway-Poland gas pipeline connected to Danish, Polish networks

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Norway-Poland gas pipeline connected to Danish, Polish networks

The Norway-Poland gas pipeline has been connected to the Danish and Polish gas transfer infrastructure, according to the Polish pipeline operator Gaz-System.

The Polish operator said in a Thursday statement that Gaz-System and its Danish counterpart, Energinet, have carried out a key stage of assembly work on the undersea gas pipeline.

Today, we can confirm that the undersea section of the Baltic Pipe has become an element of the domestic transmission system, Gaz-System's president, Tomasz Stepien, was quoted as saying. Thanks to the investment, we have integrated the Polish and Danish gas networks, creating a new corridor for natural gas supplies to Central and Eastern Europe. The Baltic Pipe project will be operational according to schedule and is scheduled to be operational on October 1.

The project is a milestone in Poland's efforts to become fully independent from Russian gas. Baltic Pipe will be capable of carrying 10 billion cubic metres bcm of gas a year to Poland and 3 bcm from Poland to Denmark.