Warsaw, November 9 - Neftegaz.RU. Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) signed a long-term contract on November 8 to receive deliveries of American LNG as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia.
In 2019-2022 the volume of supplies will total approximately 0.52 million tonnes of LNG, or approx. 0.7 bcm of gas after regasification, while in the period of 2023-2042, the total import volume will reach 29 million tonnes of LNG, which equals approx. 39 bcm of gas following regasification.
It means that starting from 2023 every year PGNiG will purchase about 1.45 million tonnes of LNG, which equals approx. 1.95 bcm of gas after regasification. LNG cargoes will be supplied on a delivered ex-ship basis to the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście with delivery provided by the seller.
«The agreed conditions, including the competitive price, are fully satisfactory for PGNiG. Thanks to this agreement we will have regular supplies of LNG from the USA starting as early as 2019. The share of LNG in our import portfolio is constantly increasing,» commented Piotr Woźniak, President of PGNiG.
«PGNiG is an important partner for Cheniere in a growing part of the European market, and we look forward to our long-term relationship providing PGNiG with clean, secure, and flexible LNG,» said Jack Fusco, CEO of Cheniere. «This contract supports our growth plans at Cheniere, continues our momentum of signing a diverse range of customers around the world, and reinforces our position as the leader in U.S. LNG,» he added.
LNG cargoes from Cheniere heading for Poland will depart from liquefaction facilities in Sabine Pass, Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas.
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