NEWS

Poland’s gas infrastructure in need of immediate repairs

Polish ExpressPolish Express logo

Poland’s gas infrastructure in need of immediate repairs

An expert has warned that Poland’s ageing gas infrastructure is approaching the end of its service date and will be unable to cope with future increases in demand.

“The majority of the network was built under the Polish People's Republic [communist Poland,” Dominik Smyrgała, director of postgraduate studies in energy security at the Collegium Civitas university, told Newseria Biznes.

“We have to lay down new gas pipes, or at the very least, replace those which already exist as their service life is ending. As a result of which they are going to be ever more frequently suffering from problems.”

Smyrgała was referring specifically to the network operated by the Polish Gas Company, the major gas distributor in Poland which is responsible for 170,000 km of gas pipes.

According to the expert, over half of these pipes are at least twenty years old, of which 49,000 km of the infrastructure is over 25 years old.

However Smyrgała pointed out that these investments will not be cheap, explaining “they will cost a lot of money, which could be tens or hundreds of millions of złoty, potentially even billions if the entire infrastructure is replaced.”
He added that the Polish Gas Company may have problems in raising the money as the tariffs it can charge have to be approved by a regulatory agency which usually opposes increases.

thenews

Chcesz na bieżąco czytać o wydarzeniach w UK? Pobierz aplikację Polish Express News na Androida i iOS.
Materiał chroniony prawem autorskim. Kopiowanie i publikowanie wyłącznie za zgodą wydawcy.


Podobne artykuły

Poland to focus on innovation, start-ups: deputy PM

Poland to focus on innovation, start-ups: deputy PM

Innovation, boosting start-ups, cohesion policy and the EU single market will be among Poland’s priorities during its turn at the presidency of the Visegrad Group, Development Minister Mateusz Morawiecki...

„The great majority of UK citizens love Polish community!”- read a touching letter from a British citizen

„The great majority of UK citizens love Polish community!”- read a touching letter from a British citizen

British show solidarity with Poles! Polish Express received a touching letter from a British citizen who referred in it to the tragic events in Harlow. Dear Polish people, I just wanted to say how deeply...

PM Kopacz warns Cameron against voter discrimination in EU referendum

PM Kopacz warns Cameron against voter discrimination in EU referendum

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Tuesday that the British government “cannot make any moves which would discriminate against Poles” after Downing Street announced that no EU migrants living in the UK...

President Duda pardons Kamiński

President Duda pardons Kamiński

President Andrzej Duda has pardened the former head of the anticorruption agency, Mariusz Kamiński.

Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby' honoured as US national treasure

Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby' honoured as US national treasure

America's Library of Congress has announced that Roman Polanski's horror movie 'Rosemary's Baby' has been added to the National Film Registry, alongside 24 other films. The honour is solely bestowed upon...

Poland passes bill to jail people who use the term ''polish death camp''

Poland passes bill to jail people who use the term ''polish death camp''

''I can't imagine they will seriously try to implement this law" - said Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the Simon Wiesenthal Center's top Nazi-hunter. He mentioned that the demand was based on facts as to correct what...

Tomasz Kmiecik

Tomasz Kmiecik will no longer be running ZETHA MEDIA independently

Tomasz Kmiecik – a co-founder and president of the board decided that he will no longer be running ZETHA MEDIA publishing house – the brand which owns the most powerful Polish media in the United Kingdom,...

Polish authorities still working on Donbas evacuation plan

Polish authorities still working on Donbas evacuation plan

A delegation from the Polish foreign ministry, currently in eastern Ukraine, is still preparing evacuation plans for people of Polish descent in the separatist-held Donbas region. “We are determined to...


Ta strona używa plików cookie. Kontynuując przeglądanie witryny, wyrażasz zgodę na ich używanie przez nasz serwis. Dodatkowo kiedy odwiedzasz naszą stronę, wstępnie wybrane firmy mogą odczytywać i korzystać z określonych informacji zapisanych na Twoim urządzeniu, aby wyświetlać odpowiednie reklamy bądź spersonalizowane treści. Dowiedz się więcej.OK