Pipelines, Storage & Power

Poland-Lithuania interconnector pushed back to 2021

The delayed startup to the planned GIPL pipeline gives Poland the chance to prepare for the entry of Lithuanian gas to its market The delayed startup to the planned GIPL pipeline gives Poland the chance to prepare for the entry of Lithuanian gas to its market.
By Annemarie Botzki 7 September 2017 0 27495
Construction of the  Swinoujscie-Szczecin pipeline Sections of pipeline near Świnoujście, Poland. (Gaz-System)

The planned Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) will come onstream in 2021, two years later than originally planned, a Lithuanian official has confirmed to Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

Aurelija Vernickaitė, adviser to the Lithuanian minister of energy, said construction has been delayed because of changes to the route on the Polish side. The Polish government decided to change the route in September because it objected to building a compressor station near to Warsaw as it would have created unacceptable levels of noise. 

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