: New gas pipeline between Ukraine and Poland to appear in 2020

17:32 Jun. 15, 2016

New gas pipeline between Ukraine and Poland to appear in 2020

Ukraine and Poland settled the construction of a new gas pipeline. (Photo from UNIAN)

Designed project is to connect the largest gas storage with Polish-Ukrainian border

A new gas pipeline connecting Ukraine and Poland is to emerge no later than 2020. This is according to the press office of Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) 'Ukrtransgaz' official Facebook page.

The tube is to stretch from Ukrainian-Polish border to Bilche–Volytsko–Ugerske underground gas storage in Western Ukraine, capable of containing more than a half of Ukraine's total storage capacities.

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Both Ukrainian and Polish engineers have reportedly prepared technical documents for the planned object and are currently awaiting to start construction work. The approximate staff number estimates nearly 1,000 workers.

As reported earlier, in December 2015 Ukraine's former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced the upcoming gas interconnector between Poland and Ukraine will allegedly enable Kyiv to purchase 8 billion cubic metres pro year. On May 1st, Ukraine stopped importing Polish natural gas.

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On May 16th PJSC 'Ukrtransgaz' started repairing the reverse gas pipeline of Komarno–Drozdovychi in Western Ukraine. After being reconstructed, the pipeline is set to transport fuel from Poland to Ukraine. The repair work is to last two months, 4 kilometres of a pipeline are to be replaced.

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