Poland inaugurates strategic new gas pipeline with Norway

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen and President of Poland Andrzej Duda at the inauguration of the Baltic Pipe in Budno, Poland on September 27, 2022. AP - Stringer

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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.


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With our correspondent in Warsaw,

Martin Chabal

The inauguration moved the Polish president.

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 hails 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 news indeed supports

the importance of this new pipeline


The war and leaks in the gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany cast doubt on imports this winter.

This Baltic Pipe is the promise of a secure supply, but it remains to be seen when the gas will arrive in Poland.

Because if the first deliveries are expected for October 1, 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.

► To read also: Leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines: the hypothesis of sabotage in the minds


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