Poland has secured gas deliveries for winter says gov't spokesman
Poland is safe in terms of gas deliveries for winter, Piotr Mueller, the government spokesman, said in response to criticism from a former head of the country's biggest gas firm.
Piotr Wozniak, a former CEO of Poland's gas monopolist PGNiG, has said that there is little time for gas purchases after Russia turned off the tap to Poland.
"Mr Wozniak doesn't have updated information as he was the CEO a few years ago," Mueller said.
"I can assure you that we're safe as far as gas deliveries for the winter season are concerned," the spokesman added.
Poland has been making intensive efforts to diminish its reliance on Russian gas by expanding its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, signing contracts with LNG suppliers and investing in cross-border gas infrastructure.
The Baltic Pipe, a Poland-sponsored pipeline carrying gas from the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea to Poland, will add to the country's energy security and will be operational in October, according to the government.