Construction to Start on Gas Pipeline from Norway to Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Construction of a major gas pipeline from Norway is to begin in the coming days and will be a “milestone” in giving Poland independence from Russian gas, Polish President Andrzej Duda said. Saipem's Castorone pipelaying vessel. (photo: Saipem) Duda said that the Baltic Pipeline will be operational in October 2022 and its capacity will be 10 Bcm (353 Bcf) of gas per year. Duda called it “very good news.” Duda said the Polish-Danish-Norwegian project will also supply gas to other countries in central and eastern Europe, and especially to Ukraine, easing its dependence on Russian gas. The move comes despite a crash in the price of oil and gas in recent weeks that h

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