Denmark and Poland have signed an agreement on construction of a gas pipeline under the Baltic sea. The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline will have to deliver Norwegian gas to Poland after the completion of the contract with “Gazprom”. This was reported in Twitter, the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki.
According to him the document was signed yesterday, November 30.
“Today we were able to make a quantum leap in the security and independence of the Polish energy sector — said Morawiecki. — Been investment decision about the establishment of the strategic gas pipeline Baltic Pipe, which would allow to import gas from the Norwegian shelf through Denmark”.
Polish gas operator “Gaz-System SA” and the Danish “Danish Energinet SOV”, said that under the agreement, the facility will be commissioned before 1 October 2022.
The total length of the Baltic Pipe is 900 m, and its capacity to 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
The project will receive financial assistance from the European Union in the amount of 51.4 million euros from the European framework (CEF). The total cost of construction of the pipeline was not disclosed.
Earlier, Poland, which actively opposes the project “Nord stream — 2”, signed with the United States agreement to supply liquefied natural gas, thus striving to reduce dependence on Russian gas in the conditions of tense relations with Moscow. Also, the Polish government is considering buying gas from Norway and Qatar.