Gas connection with Poland to be ready this year
Polish company Gaz System announced its plans yesterday to establish a gas interconnector pipeline with the Czech Republic before the end of this year.
The new line will be able to carry around 1 billion cubic metres of gas a year and could already be in operation by September. Head of the company Jan Chadman also revealed plans to increase this line further to 2.5 billion cubic metres a year later, once the Polish domestic system is more fit to handle it.
Other plans of the company that will enhance gas network connections in Europe include increasing the capacity of gas to Germany to 1.5 billion cubic metres, and establishing gas connections to Slovakia, for example, as part of the north-south corridor. A line to Lithuania should also be able to deal with 4.5 billion cubic metres a year.
The company is steaming forward with its expansion plans in order to be in a better position to cover demand arising from the planned LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, north Poland.