The pipeline is at the center of Poland’s strategy to diversify gas supplies away from Russia, which began years before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
On October 1, Poland began to receive gas from the new Baltic Pipe pipeline from Norway through Denmark and the Baltic Sea.
This was announced 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 gas supplies 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, deliveries started this morning, and applications or requests for gas supply through the pipeline on October 1 amounted to 62.4 million kWh.
The pipeline itself has an annual 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 government approved the construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline. 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 offshore section of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in November 2021.
It was officially launched a day after a coil was discovered in the Nord Stream underwater gas pipelines that connect Russia with Europe.