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Poland bets on Gdansk FSRU to meet projected demand

Poland is pressing on with its FSRU plans amid an expected increase in gas demand and the expiration of PGNiG’s supply contract with Gazprom in 2022 Poland is pressing on with its FSRU plans amid an expected increase in gas demand and the expiration of PGNiG’s supply contract with Gazprom in 2022.
By Anna Gumbau 30 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34444
Poland's Swinoujscie LNG terminal under construction. (Interfax)

The Polish government has given permission for grid operator Gaz-System to install and operate an FSRU offshore Gdansk, Piotr Naimski, Poland's secretary of state for energy infrastructure, confirmed last week.

The €703 million ($784 million) project  – which is intended to have an import capacity of 4 billion cubic metres per year and to start up in 2025 – will help meet a projected rise in Polish gas demand and wean the country off its dependence on Russian gas. Poland’s demand for gas is...