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Warsaw offers Germany to replace Nord Stream 2 with Baltic Pipe

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 10, 2020
Warsaw is ready to offer Germany to use the prospective Baltic Pipe infrastructure instead of Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline, government spokesman Piotr Muller told Polish television, Sputnik reports.
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The Baltic Pipe, with the annual capacity of 10 billion cubic meters (353 billion cubic feet), will transport natural gas from Norway to Poland via Denmark. It is expected to be put into operation in 2022, when the contract on Russian gas supplies to Poland expires.

Topics: Germany Nord Stream Baltic

"We need to consider various options when it comes to energy security. Poland has stressed from the very beginning that European solidarity in this regard should be unambiguous. Therefore, if the German side declares such needs, Poland is open to use the infrastructure that it is building for own energy security," Muller said, when asked whether the Baltic Pipe might replace Nord Stream 2.

The official went on to call for a consolidated EU approach to the matter, noting that "it is hard not to look with concern at such initiatives as Nord Stream 2, which contradict the idea of solidarity and energy security."