Countdown to Forgetting of Russian Gas

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Countdown to Forgetting of Russian Gas

On September 27, the "Baltic Pipe" gas pipeline opened, which will put an end to Russian gas dominance and manipulation

Another attempt by Russia to make Europe tremble in fear of a new heating season is the gas leak from Nord Stream. However, this manipulation is blocked by another event: Poland and Denmark launched a gas pipeline with a capacity of 10 billion m3 per year. The Baltic Pipe runs through Norway and Poland and will supply gas to other countries.

"Today, we can say with full confidence that the era of Russian dominance in the gas sector is ending. An era marked by blackmail, threats and extortion," Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland.

The minister stated thoroughly that the launch of the Baltic Pipe marked the beginning of a new era.

"The era of energy sovereignty, energy freedom and increased security — energy, but also security in the broader sense of the word," Mateusz Morawiecki.

In April, Poland decided to completely abandon Russian gas and decided to look for alternative energy sources and technical solutions. Baltic Pipe has created a new gas supply structure for Norway, Poland, Denmark, and other states interested in getting rid of Russian blackmail.

The Polish oil and gas corporation PGNiG has already reserved the import of 6.5 billion m3 of natural gas through Baltic Pipe for 2023. By 2024, Poland will start using up to 7.7 billion m3 of gas infrastructure capacity.

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