Poland-Lithuania gas pipeline
Description of the investment
The aim of the project is the construction of a new cross-border gas pipeline, which will connect the natural gas transmission systems of Poland and Lithuania. The Parties to the project are GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and Amber Grid AB– the Lithuanian transmission system operator. The project is presently on the pre-investment stage.
The Poland – Lithuania Interconnector is perceived by the European Commission as infrastructure contributing to the integration of the European gas system and the shaping of a liberalised gas market in the northeastern part of Europe. It is considered to be a significant element that can eliminate the barriers in the formation of a gas market in this part of Europe by getting rid of the so-called "energy islands” – regions that are dependent from gas supplies from one direction, that is, from the Baltic States.
- estimated value of the investment (stdium): 0.85 MM EUR
- co-financing from TEN-E (for both Parties): 0.42 MM EUR
Read more about the co-financing the project from Trans-European Networks-Energy (TEN-E).
Project of Common Interest
In October 2013, the European Commission granted the status of the Project of Common Interest to the project. More information about the meaning of PCI status for the development of the gas transmission infrastructure is presented here and in the brochure on PCI projects. Subject to meeting additional requirments, the project might also be eligible for the EU funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which will apply under the European Union financial perspective 2014-2020.
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. carries out the Poland - Lithuania gas pipeline project without prejudice to rights of all stakeholders. Please, submit your notes, comments and questions concerning the LwówePoland - Lithuania gas pipeline project, which is the Project of Common Interest, via this form.