Pomeranian Crude Oil Pipeline

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Pomeranian Crude Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Poland.[1]

Location

The pipeline originates in Płock and terminates in Gdańsk refinery, Poland.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Grupa Lotos SA[1]
  • Current capacity: 600,000 barrels per day
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1975

Background

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.[2]

Expansion

On 14 October 2013, the European Commission approved the PERN Pomeranian Cluster project as a “Project of common interest" (PCI).[3] As of October 2017, the Pomeranian pipeline expansion was preparing a pre-feasibility study, with an expected completion date by the end of 2017.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Pomeranian Crude Oil Pipeline, PERN, accessed September 2017
  2. PERN: History of the Company, PERN, accessed October 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pomeranian Cluster project, PERN, accessed October 2017

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