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Головна - Економіка - Poland and Lithuania have completed the construction of the GIPL gas pipeline

Construction of the GIPL (Gas Interconnection Poland – Lithuania) gas pipeline from Lithuania to Poland has been completed. The pipeline is completely filled with gas.
This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the press service of the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator Amber Grid.
“Despite global and local challenges, we have implemented our $ 116 million plan and strategic energy project in Lithuania. By the end of 2021, we have completed the construction of the GIPL pipeline, “the company said in a statement.
It is noted that in January 2022 the construction of the GIPL pipeline connecting Lithuania and Poland was completed. The entire 165-kilometer pipeline to the Polish border is filled with gas.
GIPL is expected to be launched in 2022. A specific date will be announced after agreement with the Polish gas transmission system operator, when the construction of the entire connecting infrastructure is ready for launch.

Poland and Lithuania have completed the construction of the GIPL gas pipeline
Photo: ambergrid.lt

The pipeline has been under construction since 2020. It will connect the Baltic states and Finland with the EU gas network. In addition, GIPL will increase access to alternative gas sources in the region, as well as ensure security of natural gas supply and competition.
The total cost of the pipeline was about $ 500 million. The Lithuanian plot cost the country $ 116 million.

The pipeline connection will create capacity to transport up to 27 terawatt-hours (TWh) of natural gas per year to the Baltic States, up to 21 TWh per year to Poland, and the Baltic gas markets will be part of the European Union’s common gas market.
The total length of the GIPL gas pipeline is 508 kilometers, of which 165 pass through Lithuania and 343 through Poland. The diameter of the pipeline is 700 mm. The launch of the pipeline will connect the Baltic systems to the European gas market.