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.

More data for 2017 can be found on:

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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