The Polish government's plenipotentiary for strategic energy infrastructure, Piotr Naimsky, has confirmed that Poland will become independent of Russian gas supplies from 2023, Evropeyska Pravda reports.
He expressed his hope that the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline will be fully commissioned from October 1, 2022.
“We will not renew the contract with the Russian Gazprom,” he added.
Poland is in the process of diversifying energy sources. Gasification is an important process limiting the country's dependence on coal.
“The amount of gas that we will use in Poland will grow by about 50% by 2030 or shortly thereafter.”
According to him, since the Polish company Gaz-System is building interconnectors to neighbouring countries, this will allow importing "all the volume of gas necessary for the economy from sources other than Russia."
Baltic Pipe is a gas pipeline project connecting Norwegian gas fields with Denmark and Poland. After commissioning, the gas transportation capacity will amount to 10 billion cubic meters per year.
To recap, the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) announced that it had received the documents for certification by Nord Stream 2 AG.
As reported, the Polish operator began laying the Baltic Pipe in the Baltic Sea.