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Poland to compete with Germany as regional supply hub

Poland is positioning itself as a gas hub for southern and eastern Europe and may soon rival Germany in those markets Poland is positioning itself as a gas hub for southern and eastern Europe and may soon rival Germany in those markets.
By Silvia Favasuli 28 September 2017 0 27763
A photo of Poland’s LNG terminal. Poland’s LNG terminal. Warsaw has plans to increase its capacity. (Interfax)

Poland is emerging as a gas supply hub to rival Germany’s North-South corridor, according to Danila Bochkarev, a senior fellow at the EastWest Institute. 

“If you see the strategy of [Polish gas supplier] PGNiG, it is basically about having [pipeline] links to Croatia, to Slovakia and to Ukraine,” Bochkarev told Interfax Natural Gas Daily on the sidelines of the European Gas Summit in Rotterdam on Wednesday. 

But Germany is also eyeing many of the same markets in eastern and southern Europe. “Nord Stream 1 gas already goes...