Poland inaugurates strategic new gas pipeline with Norway
Poland on Tuesday inaugurated a new pipeline that will transport gas from Norway through Denmark and the Baltic Sea. For the Polish government, this is a real success that will allow the country to depend less on Russian gas.
Polish President was present in the ceremony. With this new pipeline, Norwegian natural gas should fill the void left by the Russians since the start of the war. Over almost 300 kilometers between Denmark and the Baltic Sea, this long pipe will transport 10 billion cubic meters of gas each year to Poland. This is almost half of the country's needs.
The current government therefore welcomes this new infrastructure. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki welcomes this "gas pipeline of freedom, sovereignty, security and peace. »
At a ceremony in western Poland, Norwegian Energy Minister Terje Aasland said it was “an important step on the way to European independence vis -à-vis Russian energy. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen welcomed “the opening of a new gas corridor in Europe”. “We must do everything possible to eliminate energy as an instrument of Russian power,” she added. “Together we will defeat Putin”.
The gas pipeline will have to wait until January to reach approximately 80% of its capacity. And if Norway cannot supply all the countries that demand its gas for this winter, the Baltic Pipe could run at a reduced rate.