Poland ready to easily abandon Russian gas

Poland ready to easily abandon Russian gas

Poland ready to easily abandon Russian gas. Head of Gaz-System Stempen: Poland is ready to easily abandon Russian gas imports. Poland is ready to easily abandon the import of Russian gas, Tomasz Stempen, head of the republic’s gas transport operator Gaz-System, told reporters.
Earlier, the Polish authorities announced that by the end of this year they would completely stop importing energy resources from Russia.

“Today, in 25 April 2022, the Polish gas system is ready for such a circumstance as blocking all eastern entrances to Poland without the need to launch some kind of crisis management without the need to limit supplies to consumers,” Stempen said. Poland ready to easily abandon Russian gas.

He noted that at present Polish gas storage facilities are almost 80% full, and there are alternative sources of gas production. “We have a historical level of filling storage facilities. Every day we pump a large amount of gas into them. The level of reserves is already close to 80%,” Stempen said. He noted that the capacity of Poland’s gas storage facilities is 3.81 billion cubic meters. Poland ready to easily abandon Russian gas.

 

Poland ready to easily abandon Russian gas

Stempen also said that before the launch of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, which is scheduled for the end of this year, Poland has the possibility of alternative gas supplies. “We have entrances in the west, we have an LNG terminal, which in crisis situations is capable of supplying almost 1 million cubic meters per hour, we have domestic production of about 6 million cubic meters per day, we have a small connection with the Czech Republic , we are, in principle, ready gas pipeline to Lithuania with a capacity of 210,000 cubic meters per hour,” he said.

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Speaking about the plans to launch the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline from Norway to Poland, the head of Gaz-System said that from January 2023, Poland will be able to receive 1.1 million cubic meters of gas per hour through this pipe. The opening ceremony of Baltic Pipe is planned for September 2022. Poland ready to easily abandon Russian gas.

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