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PGNiG and ERU signed an agreement – American gas sold from Poland to Ukraine

PGNiG and ERU signed an agreement – American gas sold from Poland to Ukraine

Warsaw, August 30 - Neftegaz.RU. PGNiG has purchased a cargo of LNG from the US, and then – following regasification – sold the natural gas to Energy Resources of Ukraine (ERU). Thanks to the consistent expansion of the LNG supply portfolio PGNiG is able to offer natural gas to more customers.

The contracted LNG tanker will arrive at the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście at the beginning of November. LNG will be injected into the Polish transmission system after regasification, from where it will reach Ukraine and ERU via the gas connection in Hermanowice. Supplies to the Ukrainian partner will be carried out until the end of 2019.

“We have reserved full capacity at the terminal in Świnoujście – we expect 39 deliveries next year – and have the available capacity in the gas pipeline system in Poland and on its borders. This makes PGNiG a natural partner for cooperation in building a modern and secure gas market in our part of Europe. Several years of cooperation with our partners from the Ukrainian ERU is the best proof of this,” commented Piotr Woźniak, President of PGNiG.

Imports of LNG to Poland are growing dynamically. While in 2016 LNG accounted for about 8.5 % in the entire import structure, in 2018 it was over 20 %. Since the commencement of the terminal in Świnoujście, PGNiG has already received nearly 70 LNG loads with a total volume of approx. 7.5 billion cu m after regasification.

More and more supplies are coming to Poland from the USA. While in 2018 PGNiG welcomed 1 spot delivery of American LNG, by the end of August 2019 it has already received 4 spot deliveries, and also one under a medium-term contract and one under a long-term contract.

“We contracted this volume for the purpose of injecting and storing it for further delivery to consumers in the winter season – this way we contribute to the country's energy safety during uncertain and especially risky winter period 2019-2020,” said Yaroslav Mudryy, Director of the ERU TRADING.

PGNiG and ERU have been cooperating for several years. In August 2016, PGNiG started exporting gas to Ukraine, where the recipient was the Ukrainian trading partner. In the past, both companies also jointly supplied natural gas for the needs of Ukrtransgaz.

To read the article in Russian.

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