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Poland will press for new gas pipeline from Norway

Beata Szydło

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on Tuesday her government would press for a gas pipeline to be built linking Poland to the North Sea.
Polish PM Beata Szydło and her Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg in Oslo. Photo: PAP/Radek PietruszkaPolish PM Beata Szydło and her Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg in Oslo. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

Szydło was speaking during a visit to Oslo, where she met Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Szydło said the gas pipeline project is “crucial and important” for the Polish government because it would help improve Poland’s energy security.

“This project has already been planned twice and was not completed. At the moment it seems to me the conditions are right” for such a venture, she added.

“This obviously involves talking to the companies that will carry out the project but […] on behalf of the Polish government I can say that we will do everything to create the right conditions so that this project can finally be carried out.”

Diversifying gas supplies and reducing its dependence on Russia is a key priority for Poland.


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