Danish troubles strengthen case for Baltic Pipe

By Joshua Posaner 21 April 2016
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Poland imports LNG from Qatar, but Baltic Pipe would make it less vulnerable to spot price changes. (Interfax) Poland imports LNG from Qatar, but Baltic Pipe would make it less vulnerable to spot price changes. (Interfax)

Dwindling Danish gas production could revive a pipeline scheme to connect the Polish market with Scandinavian production centres, it emerged after a summit between the Polish and Danish prime ministers in Warsaw this week.

“The Baltic Pipe, a strategic investment which we want to implement, is of crucial importance to us. Thanks to that investment, Poland’s energy security will improve significantly,” Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said at the post-talks press conference on Monday alongside the prime minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

The summit came just days after Danish energy company AP Moller Maersk said it would be forced to close Tyra – Denmark’s largest gas field – in October 2018 if it could not find an economical way to upgrade the site. 

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