PKN Orlen, Poland's leading oil and gas company, plans to increase the production of natural gas and crude oil in Norway, the company’s CEO said on Friday.
The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline will be temporarily shut down on Monday due to a technical reason, according to the Danish gas network operator.
Poland may count on double volumes of gas to be pumped through the newly-built Baltic Pipe pipeline in the last quarter of the year after Denmark announced its section of the pipeline may reach full capacity a month earlier than planned.
The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, due to open on October 1, will be filled with as much gas as is needed to make Poland independent from Russia, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.
The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline to link Norwegian gas resources with Denmark and Poland will officially open on September 29, a government official said on Tuesday.
The European Commission has said it is ready to step in and help solve a problem threatening the completion of a pipeline that will bring Norwegian gas to Poland, a Commission spokesman told PAP on Wednesday.