Security of supply: Commission participates at inauguration of the Baltic Pipe

The Commission welcomed today the inauguration of the Baltic Pipe, at the opening ceremony of this new gas pipeline in Goleniów, Poland. As the EU ramps up its efforts to boost security of energy supply, this new infrastructure will enhance the diversification of gas imports in Central-Eastern Europe and the Baltic States by opening a new route from the North Sea to the EU. Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, said: “‘The Baltic Pipe is a key project for the security of supply of the region and the result of an EU policy drive to diversify sources of gas. The pipeline will play a valuable role in mitigating the current energy crisis.“The Commission has long supported this project politically and financially as part of its work to improve the EU’s energy infrastructure under the TEN-E Regulation. The Baltic Pipe has been a Project of Common Interest since 2013 and has received around €267 million of EU funding through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), helping to complete the preparatory studies (around 51 million EUR) and construction works (around 215 million EUR). It will enable the import of up to 10 bcm per year of gas from Norway to Poland through Denmark and the transmission of 3 bcm annually of gas from Poland to Denmark. The start of gas transmission is planned for 1 October 2022. You can find more information here.