New gas pipeline to open in Poland in September
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s state gas transmission system operator Gaz-System says it will soon put into service a new pipeline as part of efforts to boost the country’s energy security.
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The new pipeline, which will run from Czeszów to Wierzchowice in the southwest of the country, will be launched on 12 September, Gaz-System spokesman Tomasz Pietrasieński has said.
The pipeline will be part of the Polish stretch of the planned North-South Gas Corridor, which is to link liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in Poland and Croatia by 2022.
The new project is part of a policy of strengthening energy security in Poland and its region, officials say. Warsaw is keen to reduce its energy dependence on Russia, particularly following Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014.
The new pipeline is expected to benefit residents in Poland’s Lower Silesia region and it will also make it possible to manage surplus gas from Germany, Pietrasieński said.
The pipeline is about 14 kilometres long. It has cost nearly PLN 90 million (EUR 21 million, USD 25 million) to build, with almost PLN 48 million in funds coming from the European Union. (str/pk)