Poland to stop depending on Russian gas by 2022

05 Feb 2019

fuelPoland will stop buying Russian gas after its long-term supply contract with Russia’s Gazprom expires in 2022, said Piotr Naimski, a Polish politician and spokesman on strategic energy infrastructure.

“Poland will not extend the contract,” Naimski told public broadcast Polish Radio, adding that “new possibilities will appear” instead.

He mentioned the Baltic Pipe, being an alternative option in order to move away from Russian gas supply. The Baltic Pipe is a planned new pipeline that will connect Poland with Norway via Denmark.

Naimski went on to say that Poland will also choose to broaden its supply options by signing new contracts for the purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States and Qatar.

The new Baltic Pipe gas link is set to be finalised by October 1, 2022, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reports.