It is expected that the transmission system operators in Norway, Denmark and Poland will construct a new gas pipelines and create a direct link between the NCS and the Central European gas market. PGNiG Upstream plans to utilize capacity in such a connection and send its own gas production to Poland. Activities in 2017 included discussions with respective operators and authorities, as well as participation in the Open Season procedurę for capacity booking related to this project.
In the end of 2017 transmission system operators announced substantial interest in the Baltic Pipe project and they are planning to build the new pipelines until 2022. Such statement was possible thanks to involvement from the PGNiG Group in the Open Season procedure.
The implementation of the Baltic Pipe project is consistent with the energy policy objectives of the European Union, such as strengthening competition, integrating gas markets, enhancing security of supply, and effective implementation of sustainable development principles. The Baltic Pipe Project is part of the North-South Corridor concept and the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan, which constitute priorities for energy infrastructure development set by the European Union.