Poland will become the center of re-export of American liquefied natural gas (LNG, LNG). This was stated by U.S. Ambassador Jorge, Mosbacher the first workshop on practical issues in the development of the LNG market in the countries of “Eastern partnership”, reports Today.
According to her, the export of LNG from the U.S. is constantly growing.
“We are one of the largest suppliers of LNG, which comes in 30 countries on five continents. By 2020, the export volume will reach 120 billion cubic meters, or about 30% of the world’s supply of LNG,” said Mosbacher.
As recalled, Mosbacher, at the end of 2018, the United States signed with Poland a few contracts to supply LNG to the country.
“Poland will be a re-export hub in the region,” she said.
Earlier, the Commissioner of the Polish government on strategic energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski said that Poland will become independent from Russian gas supplies at the end of 2022. Warsaw will not renew the current contract with Gazprom.
As you know, in November 2018 Poland signed with the US 24-year contract for gas supplies. Under the deal, the country will receive 0.7 billion cubic meters of gas in 2019-2022 years and 39 billion cubic meters in 2023-2042 years – at 1.9 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Ukraine, which refused the direct purchase of gas from Russia, imports of blue fuel from Europe, including Poland.