Gaz-System: Polish gas network operates stably despite lack of Russian supplies
Despite the lack of supplies from Russia and the ongoing war in the east, the Polish transmission network is working stably and gas is being delivered to consumers in line with orders, Polish gas transmission system operator Gaz-System said on Monday.
The operator said it had transported almost 19 billion cubic metres of gas last year, including underground storage facilities.
– Maintained fast pace of ship and tanker handling at the LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie, gas transmission through interconnectors with Lithuania and Slovakia, operating at full capacity of Baltic Pipe – these are the main goals met by Gaz-System in the past year, the operator indicated in Monday’s information.
As reported, 58 methane carriers arrived at the Świnoujście gas port last year, which means an average of almost five deliveries per month.
– This was a significant increase compared to 2021 and 2020, when 35 vessels were handled annually, it was highlighted.
This year, the President Lech Kaczynski LNG Terminal received its first ship on 6 January. More than 60 ships are planned to be handled in 2023. The second phase of the terminal’s expansion is also underway and is scheduled for completion at the turn of 2023 and 2024.
As noted, the absence of threats related to gas shortages and the stable operation of the system is mainly due to the completion in 2022 of investments of key importance for the country’s energy security: interconnectors with Denmark, Lithuania and Slovakia, the North-South Corridor, as well as the completion of the first stage of the LNG Terminal expansion.
Gaz-System also reported that the total length of the gas pipelines it operates is now over 11,800 km, of which nearly 1,000 km were commissioned during the last year.