Pomeranian Crude Oil Pipeline

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Pomeranian Crude Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Poland, sometimes referred to as the "Gdansk-Plock Pipeline."[1] A second parallel line is in development.


The pipeline runs between the Depot at Miszewko Strzałkowskie to the Base in Gdańsk, Poland.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: PERN[3]
  • Owner: PERN[3]
  • Parent: Grupa Lotos SA[1]
  • Current capacity: 600,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 242 km / 150.37 miles[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1975


The Pomeranian pipeline provides crude oil shipments from Depot in Płock with the Handling Depot in Gdańsk.[1] The pipeline is used to transport Russian crude oil to the Gdańsk refinery, owned by the LOTOS Group S.A., or for export via Naftoport.[1]

The Pomeranian pipeline can transport crude oil in two directions. From Gdańsk to Płock, it offers a capacity of about 30 million tons of crude oil per year, whereas from Płock to Gdańsk its capacity approaches 27 million tons per year.[1]

The Pomeranian pipeline began construction in 1973 and was completed in 1975.[4]

Project Details (Pipeline II)

  • Operator: PERN[3]
  • Owner: PERN[3]
  • Parent: Grupa Lotos SA[1]
  • Proposed capacity: 25 million tons per year[5]
  • Length: 242 km / 150.37 miles[6]
  • Diameter: 800 mm / 31 inches[3]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2023


A second pipeline is planned for 2023, increasing adding 27 million tonnes per year of capacity.[5] In March 2020, the EC included "9.5.2 Expansion of the Pomeranian pipeline: the second line of the pipeline" in its "Technical information on Projects of Common Interest." The project listed a "pipeline of 242 km with a maximum technical capacity of 25 MTA" as under consideration with a start date of 2025. In July 2020, reportedly PERN signed an agreement with SGS Polska and BFF as contractors for the construction of the pipeline.[7] Pern states that the new parallel pipeline will be 240 km long and will be able to operate in both directions, with capacity of 25 million tonnes per year.[2][8] It will run along the same route as the original pipeline. In 2019, PERN CEO Igor Wasilewski stated that construction will begin in 2021 and be done in 2023.[9][10]

On November 17, 2020, PERN announced a tender procedure for the purchase of pipes and piping components for the construction of a reversible crude oil pipeline on the Płock - Gdańsk section.[3]

In July 2020, reportedly PERN signed an agreement with SGS Polska and BFF as contractors for the construction of the pipeline.[2]

In December 2020, Wasilewski responded to a question about if the 2023 deadline for the project was at risk, stating "at this point, we are able to do this on time."[11]

The geotechnical research for the pipeline was finished in May of 2021.[12] In July, 2022, PERN announced that they were awaiting an agreement with Orlen regarding funding.[13]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Pomeranian Crude Oil Pipeline, PERN, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Construction of second line of Pomeranian Section". PERN S.A. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Budowa drugiej nitki Odcinka Pomorskiego". PERN S.A. (in polski). Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  4. PERN: History of the Company, PERN, accessed October 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 Magdalena Januszek, "PERN szuka inżyniera budowy dla II nitki Rurociągu Pomorskiego, Inzyneiria.com, February 2, 2020
  6. "Construction of second line of Pomeranian Section". PERN S.A. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  7. Pomeranian Cluster project, PERN, accessed October 2017
  8. Wojciech Kwinta, "PERN: Powstanie projekt rurociągu Płock–Gdańsk," Inzyneiria.com, December 18, 2019
  9. "PERN wybrał inżyniera budowy II nitki Rurociągu Pomorskiego," Inzyneiria.com, June 17, 2020
  10. "Second Gdansk-Plock crude pipeline to be ready in 2023". Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  11. "Wasilewski: PERN has almost completed the development of Poland's oil hub (INTERVIEW) - BiznesAlert EN". BiznesAlert EN. 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  12. "Zakończyliśmy badania geotechniczne na Wiśle - Rurociąg Pomorski". Rurociąg Pomorski (in polski). 2021-05-12. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  13. Perzynski, Michal (28th Jul, 2022). "PERN is waiting with the second line of the Pomeranian Oil Pipeline for Orlen's decision after the merger". Biznesalert. Retrieved 27th Jan, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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