Finland eyes imports of piped Norwegian gas via Baltics, Poland

Finland could in future receive gas from Norway via a network of pipes being planned through the Baltic countries and Poland

as part of an effort to reduce its dependency on gas imports from Russia. Helsinki and Tallinn are constructing a gas pipeline under the Gulf of Finland to Estonia, called Balticconnector and with a capacity to transport 7.2 million cubic metres of gas per day. “The plan is for Finland to get fully connected to the European gas network and access gas from other sources such as Norwegian gas,” Herkko Plit, CEO of Baltic Connector Oy, one of the two owners of the planned pipeline, said. Balticconnector would allow such imports of piped gas via a pipeline between Poland and Lithuania called GIPL, due to be completed by December 2021, which in turn could be connected to the planned Baltic Pipe linking Poland to Norway, via Denmark.

- Reuters -

3. 12. 2018