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Inauguration of a new gas pipeline linking Poland to Slovakia

Warsaw, 27 August Poland and Slovakia celebrated the launch of a new gas pipeline linking them, which allows Warsaw to import 5.7 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas and gives Bratislava access to 4 .7 bcm every year.

The new 164 km pipeline is part of the North-South Gas Corridor that connects the gas terminal of Poland’s Swinoujscie Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and the Baltic Pipe, to natural gas infrastructure in southeastern Poland and more away from central-eastern and south-eastern Europe, reports the Xinhua news agency.

“The Poland-Slovakia gas connection is an important part of the North-South gas corridor and one of the main energy investments in the region,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Friday at the launch ceremony.

For his part, Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger said his country is one step closer to gas supply security and energy diversification by accessing LNG from Norway.

The new interconnector is managed by the companies Gaz-System and EUSTREAM, which received 33 million euros ($33) from the European Union budget through the Connecting Europe Facility programme.

The tests of this new gas pipeline ended at the end of May on the Polish side of the border.

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