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Norway, Poland agree financing for new gas pipeline supplying Poland

Sounds like some good news for Poland....

Polish and Norwegian authorities have agreed on the financial terms
for a pipeline to channel natural gas from Norway's offshore fields
to Poland, which is trying to lessen its reliance on Russian energy,
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said.

"We have reached agreement regarding the financing of a pipeline from
the Norwegian continental shelf to Poland," Stoltenberg told
reporters during a visit to Poland, without giving details.

"There are agreements regarding the participation of Polish companies
in such a pipeline," noted Stoltenberg at a joint press conference
with his Polish opposite number Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

"What is now remaining is to reach an agreement on the commercial
terms," Stoltenberg added.

Kaczynski said that Poland was "achieving progress in terms of
diversifying our natural gas supplies."

Like its counterparts in the former communist bloc, Poland is growing
increasingly jittery about its dependence on Russian energy.

Russia has been involved in a string of rows with countries that
depend on it for gas and oil or which are key transit routes for the
energy Russia sells to European Union nations.

The planned gas pipeline from Norway to Poland is due to run via

In May, the Polish gas company PGNiG reached a deal on the pipeline
with Denmark's Energinet.dk.

In March, as part of the project, PGNiG also agreed with ExxonMobil
to purchase a 15-percent stake in three Norwegian offshore gas
exploration and production licences.