Supply & Demand

Poland – increasing gas diversity, within limits

While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports.
By Catriona Scott 23 October 2017 0 28034
Gas storage in Poland Polish gas demand is set to continue to grow year-on-year. (PGNiG)

Poland’s gas market is growing, and as demand rises the country will become increasingly dependent on imports. Poland is moving to diversify its gas supplies and expand its domestic and import infrastructure, which will support a change in its import mix. The government is also aiming to position Poland as a gas hub for the region and to stop direct imports of Russian gas within five years. Some of the targets will be hard to hit.

Poland’s gas demand was around 19 billion cubic metres in...