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Czech NS2 support ‘tough luck’ for Poland – Bartuška

Poland and the Czech Republic are struggling to agree over further connecting their gas networks. The Czech ambassador for energy security explains why Poland and the Czech Republic are struggling to agree over further connecting their gas networks. The Czech ambassador for energy security explains why.
By Dariusz Kalan 2 May 2017 0 25702
Czech pipeline infrastructure. The country has a favourable stance towards the Nord Stream 2 expansion. (Net4gas)

Relative to many other Central European countries, the Czech Republic has high gas supply security in because of its policy of diversification, good infrastructure and integration with neighbouring markets, including Germany. What is lacking from this picture is an efficient connection with Poland, the country’s northern neighbour, with which discussions on energy have long been tense.

Speaking to Interfax Natural Gas Daily, Václav Bartuška, ambassador-at-large for energy security in the Czech Republic since 2006, explains why the country will not be joining Poland in opposing Nord...