Paweł Majewski, President of the PGNiG, commented:
- Last year, we exceeded the number of 100 LNG loads imported to Poland. In 2020 alone, we received as many as 35 cargoes, 4 more than the year before
- In addition to the American, Qatar and Norwegian routes, new ones appeared - we purchased LNG originating in Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigeria
- This year we have already received 2 loads of liquefied gas, in February we expect another one The following months will bring an increase in the frequency of deliveries
- In the 2nd and 3rd quarter, we plan to receive a total of about 15 cargoes
The share of Russian gas in total gas imports by PGNiG remained at the level of approximately 60 %. The rest of the imports were covered by the western and southern directions. The total gas imports by PGNiG in 2020 amounted to approximately 14.79 billion m3, which is a volume very similar to that recorded in 2019.
Paweł Majewski noted:
- For several years we have been consistently limiting the import of gas from Russia. Let me remind you that in 2015 it accounted for almost 90 % of gas imported to Poland
- Since launching the L. Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście, the import proportions are clearly changing in favour of LNG
- On the other hand, the possibilities of further reducing supplies from the eastern direction are limited
- We are bound by the ‘take or pay’ formula included in the Yamal contract binding PGNiG until the end of 2022
After commencement of deliveries under all long-term contracts for the purchase of LNG from the USA, PGNiG will have a portfolio of approx. 9.3 bcm of gas annually. Additionally, LNG deliveries from Qatar will continue.