Work is to start this summer on a 173 km gas interconnector between Poland and Ukraine

The east-west pipeline will run from Poland’s Strachocina, about 60 km south of Rseszow, to Ukraine’s Bil’che, about 60 km south of Lviv. Piotr Naimski, Poland’s plenipotentiary for strategic energy infrastructure, tells Ukrinform: “The interconnector will promote creation of a competitive gas market in Central Europe.” Referring to Gazprom’s abrupt gas cutoff to Ukraine on March 1, he said: “We are talking about the civilized market vendors. This will allow us to create a real market in Poland. Therefore, we will be able to offer gas to our neighbors, for example, Ukraine, which also needs a real and normal gas market.” The pipe is to be commissioned at the end of 2020.

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