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PGNiG makes record sales of natural gas to Ukraine

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Between August 2016 and December 2017 the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) delivered over 1 billion m3 of natural gas to the Ukrainian market. The company’s supplies of gas to Ukraine doubled in 2017 reaching over 700 million m3/yr.

“These results are very satisfying. The sales of gas to the Ukrainian market has been successful thanks to our proficient and flexible price policy,” commented Maciej Wozniak, Vice-President of PGNiG. “Our supplies are attractive, because they are not only competitive, but also reliable and secure which is of great importance to Ukraine. The portfolio of gas in our offer is well diversified: it comes from our domestic production in Poland and from various import directions. In the first three quarters of 2017, 12% of our total import came via LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, mainly from Qatar, Norway and the USA. We do not plan to import natural gas from Russia after 2022 – the expiration date of the current long-term contract with Gazprom.”

PGNiG started delivering gas to Ukraine in August 2016 via a direct interconnector. Wozniak said: “We are able to further strengthen our contribution to the Ukrainian diversification policy with increased gas exports. Unfortunately we have to wait for the expansion of the physical capacity of the Polish-Ukrainian interconnector.”

In October 2017, the company signed framework agreements with the Ukrainian gas system operator Ukrtransgaz for gas storage and transmission pipeline capacities in Ukraine, opening new trade opportunities for PGNiG.

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