Gas delivery reduction at the Interconnection Point (IP)

Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. announces that due to poor quality of natural gas it is not able to off-take fuel to the domestic transmission system at the Interconnection Point (IP) on the Yamal pipeline.

Currently, the gas does not meet the quality parameters specified in the Transmission Network Code (TNC). GAZ-SYSTEM suspended the off-take of gas at the IP as of 21 June 2017, 6:00 am. The reduction of the transmission capacity at the IP is scheduled to last until 23 June 2017, 6:00 am. Should this date change, GAZ-SYSTEM will update the relevant Urgent Market Messages.

Ensuring correct quality parameters of gas is a responsibility of the supplier introducing the gas to the domestic transmission system.

Gas off-take suspension at the IP does not affect the balance and safety of operation of the transmission system managed by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.
Customers who transmit gas through the IP, including customers using the virtual reversal in Mallnow, have been notified of the transmission capacity reduction.

Current information on reductions at the IP is updated regularly on www.gaz-system.pl under the REMIT Urgent Market Messages tab.

GAZ-SYSTEM is a strategic company for the Polish economy. It is responsible for the transmission of natural gas, manages the most important gas pipelines in Poland and owns the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM is constructing over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in the western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Over a dozen new gas pipelines are under construction within the North-South Gas Corridor and the compressor station in Kędzierzyn Koźle, as well as interconnections with Lithuania and Slovakia. Onshore gas pipelines are planned to connect the planned FSRU floating terminal in the Gulf of Gdansk with the national transmission system. The LNG Terminal in Świnoujście is also being extended, as a result of which the regasification capacity of this facility will be increased by more than a half.

The company is also implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in the country - the Baltic Pipe project which consists in the construction of a two-way offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark, expansion of the local transmission network and three gas compressor stations.


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