The pipeline is at the heart of Poland’s strategy to diversify its gas supply away from Russia, which began many years before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Poland started receiving new gas on October 1 Baltic Pipe pipeline from Norway through Denmark and the Baltic Sea.
This was reported by the Polish gas pipeline operator Gaz-System, writes Reuters .
It is noted that the new pipeline is at the center of Poland’s strategy to diversify its gas supply away from Russia. Warsaw chose this direction many years before the February invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine provoked a global energy crisis in Europe.
According to Gaz-System, the supply started this morning, and applications or requests for pipeline gas supply on October 1 amounted to 62.4 million kWh.
The pipeline itself has an annual throughput capacity of 10 billion cubic meters.
Baltic Pipe gas pipeline: what is known about it
The Baltic Pipe project is a strategic infrastructure project aimed at creating a new gas supply corridor to the European market.
In May 2020, the Swedish Govt approved the construction of the gas pipeline Baltic Pipe. In Poland, the permit was issued on April 22, and in Denmark – on October 25, 2019. After Sweden’s approval, the Baltic Pipe project entered the implementation phase.
Poland completed the laying of the sea section of the Baltic Pipe pipeline in November 2021.
It was officially launched a day after it was discovered a leak in the Nord Stream underwater gas pipelineswhich connect Russia with Europe.