Baltic Pipe to be ready by 2023: Polish energy minister
PR dla Zagranicy
The construction of the planned Baltic Pipe gas pipeline is to be completed by 2023, Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski has said.
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The construction of a pipeline linking Poland with Norway via Denmark is a project that is part of Warsaw’s efforts to diversify gas supplies and reduce the country’s dependence on Russian gas.
Poland aims to connect its gas system with deposits in the North Sea.
Progress in the preparatory stage of the project is “substantial”, Tchórzewski told public broadcaster TVP Info.
The final route of the pipeline is to be announced this spring.
“Milestones reached so far indicate that we may launch the project by the end of next year,” Tchórzewski said.
He added that Poland’s gas surplus by the end of 2023 would be transmitted to neighbouring countries such as Slovakia, the Czech Republic and possibly Ukraine.