100th delivery of LNG to terminal in northwest Poland

An LNG terminal in the port city of Świnoujście, northwest Poland, on Friday received its 100th delivery of liquefied natural gas.

PGNiG CEO Jerzy Kwieciński at a ceremony on Friday marking the 100th delivery of LNG to Polands Świnoujście terminal.

PGNiG CEO Jerzy Kwieciński at a ceremony on Friday marking the 100th delivery of LNG to Poland’s Świnoujście terminal. Photo: PAP/Marcin Bielecki 

In a letter read out during a ceremony at the terminal in Świnoujście, President Andrzej Duda said: „I trust that this heralds further successful ventures and new, spectacular economic successes for Poland.”

Poland has been making determined efforts to strengthen its energy security, diversify its sources and wean itself off gas from Russia.

Jerzy Kwieciński, CEO of Polish state-owned oil and gas company PGNiG, hailed the 100th delivery of liquefied gas to the terminal in Świnoujście, supplied by the Qatargas company, as a „symbolic and historic moment”.

He added: „Every month three or four such tankers arrive in Poland. At first they were tankers from Qatar. At the moment we have more and more deliveries from the United States.”

The first commercial delivery to Świnoujście took place in June 2016.

The LNG terminal is to be expanded under a set of deals worth PLN 1.9 billion (EUR 427m, USD 482m) signed last month.

The Polish government’s pointman on strategic energy infrastructure, Piotr Naimski, said last year that Poland would stop buying Russian gas after its long-term supply contract with Russia’s state-owned producer Gazprom expires in 2022.

(pk)

Source: PAP

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