Poland has plans to resume construction of the Danish section of the Baltic Pipe, which aims to connect the country with Norwegian gas fields to replace the distribution of sanctioned Russian gas deliveries.
The pipeline is intended to reduce Poland’s dependence on Russian gas, but construction was halted in May 2019 due to environmental concerns.
However, amid the latest sanctions against Russian energy projects over the country’s military intervention in Ukraine, industry players fear longer lasting supply disruptions.
One of the major reasons for the possible revival of the Baltic Pipe was Germany’s indefinite halt last week of the certification of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project.
The completed pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea would have provided Europe with the much needed additional supply of natural gas for their citizens.
Energinet said it had suddenly received a new environmental permit from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency to resume on-land construction in the area, where it was suspended to avoid ecological problems.
The company said it expects the pipeline to be partially operational from October 1, 2022 this year, and to reach full operational capacity of up to 10 billion cubic meters later in 2023.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.