Poland will save Ukraine from "gas blackmail" from Russia


The Italian company Saipem, a subsidiary of the Eni oil and gas concern, has signed a contract with the Polish company Gaz-System for laying an underwater section of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline. It is reported by the Polish online publication BiznesAlert.


The contract price is 280 million euros. For this money, the S-Lay method will lay a gas pipeline 275 km long at depths from 4 to 57 meters. The agreement includes the construction of microtunnels (to protect beaches), work on the coast of Denmark and Poland, as well as test filling of the gas pipeline after its laying.

All work is planned to be completed by October 2022. The capacity of the gas pipeline will be 10 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year. The Italian company will begin preparatory work in the second half of 2020. The gas pipeline itself, through which gas from Norway will go to Poland, will begin in the summer of 2021. The contract was signed on April 30, 2020.

We intend to become the gas hub of Europe. We are going to buy gas not only for our own needs, but we are also ready to ensure the energy security of neighboring states

- said Polish President Andrei Duda at a press conference.

This is an element implemented as part of the Three Seaside initiative. Now we are building pumping points on the border with Ukraine. This is very important because Poland will be the guarantor of energy security for a state that has survived many years of blackmail by Russia. So from the point of view of Ukraine’s independence, these plans are very relevant

- summed up the president.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 5 May 2020 11: 32
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    There are nuances.
    1. An increase in gas production in Norway is not expected. Therefore, it will be just a redistribution. This means that they will supply less to other buyers and they will use Russian gas.
    2. Baltic Pipe crosses Nord Stream-2. No one confirmed the coordination of the construction of the gas pipeline, except for the Poles. Gazprom is still silent.
    3. Gas supplies to Poland will be significantly reduced, transit redirected through Ukraine. New contract not signed. And they should build a gas pipeline for at least 2 years. It remains to use the "molecules of freedom", but that's bad luck. Firstly, about half of the oil rigs are closed, and about 15% of the associated gas, that is, minus about 7,5%. Secondly, gas production there is also declining. The price rises so much that Europeans prefer to pay fines for refusing liquefaction and delivery. It is more profitable to pay "compensation" and stupidly buy gas on the spot from the Russians. By the way, maybe the "partners" to consider disputes over supplies from overseas in Stockholm. what It would be interesting to see. yes In general, the Poles can buy gas from the "boss", though 3-4 times more expensive or on the spot at the same Gazprom, but not using their own pipeline. There is another option, Novatek gas carriers, more of them only Qatar carries more to Europe.
    In general, good luck to our Polish partners in achieving energy independence. good And we will observe how they will cry and prick, but all the same to eat this cactus of nezalezhnosti. laughing
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 5 May 2020 20: 06
      +1
      Everything is just like that.