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Poland-Ukraine capacity increase dampens new pipeline prospects

The chances of a new gas connection being built between Poland and Ukraine may fade as the transmission capacity on the existing interconnector will be bolstered from 2021 The chances of a new gas connection being built between Poland and Ukraine may fade as the transmission capacity on the existing interconnector will be bolstered from 2021.
By Anna Gumbau 18 October 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34697
The expansion to Poland-Ukraine capacity is intended to allow US LNG to reach Ukraine via Poland's LNG terminal. (Interfax)

Naftogaz Ukrainy announced on Wednesday that the modernisation of the Komarno compressor station in northwestern Ukraine has been completed. The upgrade will allow for the expansion of the gas transmission capacity between Poland and Ukraine from approximately 1.5 billion cubic metres per year to 6.6 bcm/y. However, it may have consequences for the planned Gas Interconnection Poland-Ukraine.

The expansion forms part of the technical requirements of the supply agreement signed in September between Warsaw, Kiev and Washington to allow for the delivery of LNG from the...