A gas pipeline between Poland and Lithuania has officially started operating.
The GIPL gas pipeline, which connects the gas transmission systems of Poland and Lithuania, was officially launched on May 5. The gas pipeline is 508 km in length, of which 343 are from the Polish side and 165 from the Lithuanian side. It was built to eliminate the so-called “energy islands” – regions where gas can only be supplied from one direction – and to diversify the market. GIPL is scheduled to reach full capacity in October 2022. From May 1 to September 30, the capacity in the direction of Lithuania will be 2 billion cubic meters, in the direction of Poland – 1.9 billion cubic meters per year, and then – 2.5 billion in the direction of Lithuania and 2 billion in the direction of Poland.