EU funds for Baltic Pipe gas link to Poland
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The European Union will provide EUR 215 million to subsidise a planned gas link between Denmark and Poland, a news agency has reported.
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The Baltic Pipe gas link has been included in a list of European energy infrastructure projects that will be co-financed from EU coffers, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
The EU funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure.
The European Commission has said that “the Baltic Pipe project, a new, bi-directional offshore gas interconnection between Poland and Denmark, will be crucial for security of supply and market integration of the region.”
Polish gas grid operator Gaz-System and Danish firm Energinet in November formally decided to go ahead with plans to build a pipeline linking Poland with Norway via Denmark, according to reports.
The project to build the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline is part of Warsaw’s efforts to diversify gas supplies and reduce the country’s energy dependence on Russia.
Construction of the new pipeline is due to start next year and end by October 1, 2022, according to the IAR news agency.
Source: IAR, europa.eu