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Polish PGNiG sees record high daily demand for gas due to freezing temperatures

The 81 million m3 of gas supplied to customers by PGNiG from Monday to Tuesday morning set a new record for daily deliveries.

Polish PGNiG sees record high daily demand for gas due to freezing temperatures

Warsaw, January 21 - Neftegaz.RU. A major increase in gas consumption has been recorded in Poland over recent days. PGNiG supplied about 81 mcm (911 GWh) of natural gas on January 18th/19th, setting a new record for daily gas supply volumes.

The spike in gas demand is attributable to a major cold weather spell experienced in Poland in recent days, which spurred increased demand for gas used by households for heating.

Gas consumption by industrial customers has also remained high. The previous gas usage record was broken in the winter of 2018, with peak daily gas consumption of approximately 78.8 mcm (882 GWh).

Pawel Majewski, President of the PGNiG Management Board said:
  • The leader of Poland’s gas market, PGNiG is very well prepared to meet the changing gas needs of its customers
  • The gas stocks we hold in UGS facilities in Poland and abroad, as well as diversification of our supply sources and the capacity booked on domestic  and cross-border pipelines enable us to flexibly respond to the changing needs of our customers
  • As energy security is our top priority, it is imperative that we continue our diversification efforts and make further investments in expanding the gas storage infrastructure in Poland in order to be able to balance gas demand and promptly respond to extraordinary developments
PGNiG’s demand is currently covered by natural gas supplies from domestic sources, imports from countries east of Poland (Russia), west of Poland (Germany) and south of Poland (Czech Republic), LNG supplies, and gas held in underground storage facilities in Poland and Ukraine.

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