The Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy has approved the construction of an offshore section of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, through which Poland will receive natural gas from Norway. It is reported by Mind.ua.
The Ministry has provided two solutions related to the location of offshore pipelines: one for GAZ-SYSTEM SA, the Polish gas transmission system operator, and the other for Energinet, the Danish national gas and electricity transmission operator.
The operator of the Polish gas transmission system GAZ-SYSTEM S.A received license to build two sections: from the Danish coast to the territorial waters of Sweden, as well as from Swedish waters to the coastal areas of Poland. The length of each section should be about 133 km.
The second solution applies to the Danish national gas and electricity operator Energinet. It is responsible for two other sections: one in the North Sea and the other in Little Belt, the strait between Funen Island and Jutland Peninsula. The length of the first is 105 km, the second is 4 km.
The European Commission will allocate 215 million euros to finance the construction of the pipeline.
Poland annually consumes 15 billion cubic meters of gas. A third of this volume it produces independently on its territory, and imports the rest. The main supplier of gas to Poland is the Russian Gazprom, on the basis of a long-term contract with which country can annually purchase 10.2 billion cubic meters of gas.
The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline is supposed to connect the fields on the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea with Poland through Denmark. The planned capacity of the pipeline is 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Recall that in July, Denmark granted the first building license for the construction of a gas outlet to land on the east coast of Denmark.
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