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Baltic natural gas pipeline could be built by 2023

Staff Writer |
The Baltic Pipe was according to Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski a major talking point when he met with Norway's Borge Brende in Warsaw.

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Brende said the project was “interesting” and that it offered Norway an opportunity to increase its gas exports, but that a decision to construct it should be based on strong economic grounds.

Meanwhile, Waszczykowski said Baltic Pipe should be built as soon as possible.

The Baltic Pipe natural gas pipeline, part of the Northern Corridor project, aims to diversify gas supplies by connecting the Polish gas system with deposits situated in the North Sea.

The Baltic Pipe, which is set to stretch 230 km, will transport gas to Poland from Norway via Denmark.

Security issues were another issue discussed during the meeting, Waszczykowski said, indicating that Poland and Norway share a similar role within NATO.

“Both Norway and Poland are countries on NATO's eastern flank ... both our countries neighbour Russia, which is at the moment the cause of certain problems in the field of security,” he said.

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