New gasoline pipeline reduces dependence on Russia

A 500-million-euro ($530 million) Lithuanian-Polish pure gasoline transmission pipeline was inaugurated Thursday, finishing one other stage of regional independence from Russian vitality sources.

The Gasoline Interconnection Poland-Lithuania pipeline that runs greater than 500 kilometers (310 miles), comes “at a time when Russia has as soon as once more tried to blackmail us utilizing gasoline,” Polish President Andrzej Duda mentioned on the inauguration.

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Ingridas Simonyte added that “any discount or disappearance of this supply of funding would have a really important affect on the Russian financial system and the flexibility to proceed financing the battle in Ukraine.”

The Lithuania-Poland leg is built-in with pipelines within the different two Baltic states – Estonia and Latvia – and Finland, and into the European Union gasoline transmission system. Earlier than the pipeline was constructed, the 4 nations may solely obtain pipeline gasoline from Russia.

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