Record year in gas transmission

GAZ-SYSTEM has published a summary of data for the previous year. 2017 was a record year in terms of gas transmission – 19.7 bcm. This represents a growth by almost 9 percent compared to 2016.
This information confirms the increased demand for natural gas in Poland. We believe that the construction of the Baltic Pipe will strengthen this trend even further by enhancing the stability and security of supply. The development potential of the natural gas market in Poland is very high -  says Tomasz Stępień, President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM. He also points out that gas is a clean energy source and an important tool in the fight against smog. Connecting new industrial customers producing e.g. system heat to our transmission network may play an important role in the fight against this phenomenon, which is a serious problem in large urban areas - he adds.

In the 2018–2027 National Ten-Year Development Plan (NTYDP), GAZ-SYSTEM estimates that the demand for gas will continue to grow. Future demand for gas and changes in the transmission volumes will depend mainly on the developments in the energy sector.

The electricity sector’s annual demand for gas in 2027 will grow by 1.3 bcm to 2.7 bcm. The actual figure will depend on what power plants and CHP plants will be built by that time. This means that the domestic demand for gas is estimated to grow by 8 to over 17 percent in a ten-year horizon.

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Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is a strategic company for the Polish economy, responsible for the transmission of natural gas and the management of the most important gas pipelines in Poland. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is also the owner of Polskie LNG S.A., a company established to build the Świnoujście LNG terminal.
As part of its 2015-2025 investment scheme, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is planning to build over 2,000 km of new gas lines in western, southern and eastern Poland. Further expansion of the domestic transmission system, including construction of new gas pipelines being part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as construction of interconnections with Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will enhance Poland’s energy security and contribute considerably to the development of the European transmission system.
In 2009-2015, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. completed an investment plan consisting in the construction of over 1,200 km of new gas transmission lines in north-western and central Poland. The projects implemented by the company and the physical and virtual reversal on the Yamal pipeline have translated into a significant increase in technical import opportunities on routes other than from the East.


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