PGNiG CEO Jerzy Kwieciński said: “Despite the current turmoil in the world related to the coronavirus pandemic, LNG supplies flow to Poland as planned and without any disruptions. LNG import is one of the pillars of our country’s energy security, which we base on solid foundations of cooperation with our American partners among others. In the case of LNG from Cheniere, the supply volume will increase significantly from 2023, reaching about 1.95bcm of natural gas annually.”
In November 2018, PGNiG and Cheniere Marketing signed a long-term agreement for supplies of LNG from the USA. Under the agreement, the 1st cargo under this contract arrived in July last year.
PGNiG noted that the latest shipment is the 3rd from Cheniere under the long-term contract, and the 2nd delivered this year. The 2nd shipment, which is the 1st delivery this year, arrived on 1 April.
From 2023, annual supplies will increase to 1.95 bcm after regasification. Between the period of 2019 and 2022, Cheniere will deliver around 700 million cubic metres of LNG to PGNiG.
By the end of their contract, which expires in 2042, supplies will have totaled approximately 39 bcm.
Cheniere chief commercial officer Anatoly Feygin said: “Cheniere is pleased to continue to reliably deliver LNG to our customer PGNiG. We are committed to the goal of providing a secure source of US natural gas for Poland, now and in the future.”