Poland reluctant towards second branch of Yamal gas pipeline

Poland remains reserved to the project of building another leg of the Yamal gas pipeline, Treasury Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski told a Friday press conference, commenting on a preliminary agreement signed between Russia’s Gazprom and Yamal operator Europol Gaz which foresees the gasline’s passage through Poland to Slovakia and Hungary.

Earlier on Friday Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported that Europol Gaz, a gas transmission company co-owned by Polish gas giant PGNiG and Russian Gazprom, announced signing a memorandum of understanding with Gazpromexport to assess the feasibility of building a gas pipeline from Belarus via Poland towards Slovakia and Hungary.

The new pipeline is supposed to branch off from the Yamal pipeline which currently carries gas from Russia across Poland and on to western Europe.

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(Yamal Peninsula. Photo: gazprom.ru)