GAZ-SYSTEM Communication on Gas Interconnection Capacity from Poland to Ukraine

With reference to the press releases published by Ukrainian companies, i.e. Uktransgaz and Naftohaz, on the increased available gas capacity of 6.6 billion m3/year for the Poland-Ukraine interconnection, GAZ-SYSTEM informs that the existing gas infrastructure at the Polish-Ukrainian border does not allow for the transmission of such a volume of gas from Poland to Ukraine.

The current gas interconnection from Poland to Ukraine allows the transmission of up to 2 billion m3 of gas per year on an interruptible conditionally firm basis.

Provision of available capacity of 6.6 billion m3/year requires additional investments in the transmission system managed by GAZ-SYSTEM.

A relevant investment decision will be made on the basis of an appropriate economic analysis, supported by contractual obligations between the Parties.

GAZ-SYSTEM plays a strategic role in the Polish economy. We are responsible for natural gas transmission and operate the most important gas pipelines in Poland. As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM plans to build over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Further development of the national transmission network, including the construction of new gas pipelines making part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as the construction of interconnections with the neighbouring countries, will strengthen Poland’s energy security and make an important contribution to the development of the European transmission system.

The Company is implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in Poland – the Baltic Pipe project, which consists in the construction of a bidirectional offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark and the expansion of the local transmission network.

GAZ-SYSTEM also owns Polskie LNG, the operator of the President Lech Kaczyński's LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.


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