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Ukraine, Poland work out details to unite natural gas pipeline systems

Ukraine, Poland work out details to unite natural gas pipeline systemsPolish and Ukrainian natural gas pipeline operators - GAZ-SYSTEM and Ukrtransgaz PJSC have completed the feasibility study for integration of their natural gas pipeline systems of both countries.

The parties expect that the project will be implemented by 2020, the press service of Ukrtransgaz reports.

During a meeting in Lviv final decisions were made on the technical and organizational deliverables of the project. Research will be still conducted, and the latest recommendations will be taken as a basis for further action during the project implementation phase.

The planned gas interconnector Poland-Ukraine will include construction of natural gas pipelines with a total length of approximately 1.5 kilometer in Poland and almost 110 kilometers through the territory of Ukraine.

The main purpose of uniting Polish and Ukrainian gas pipeline systems is to enable an increase of natural gas imports to Ukraine from Europe via Poland and also to store European gas in underground gas storages facilities in Ukraine.

Gas pipeline systems should be modernized as it was set forth in the feasibility study in order to increase stream from Poland to Ukraine to 21.9 million cubic meters of natural gas per one day (about 8 billion a year), and to increase the possibilities of gas transportation from Ukraine to Poland to about 19.2 million cubic meters per one day (approximately 7 billion per year).

Source: Ukrinform
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