Polish state-owned natural gas company PGNiG has forecast an increase in its extraction of gas in Norway for the years 2022-24.
The Polish state assets minister has said that the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, which will take gas from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets, will become fully operational on October 1 this year.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said on Wednesday that thanks to "foresight and the persistent implementation of gas projects" Poland will be independent of Russian gas supplies from the end of April.
Polish state-owned natural gas company PGNiG has been informed by Russia's Gazprom that it will stop gas supplies to Poland along the Yamal pipeline at 0800 hrs on Wednesday, PGNiG has said.
Poland's prime minister said on Saturday that many in the EU had now realised gas was not only important to Moscow as a source of financing but was also a matter of the "dependence of Europe."
The Polish government's 'anti-inflation shield,' which is binding until the end of July, will be extended, the prime minister said on Saturday.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has appealed to the European Commission and Western European countries to develop a roadmap towards achieving "the desired independence from Russian oil, natural gas and coal".
Poland's gas infrastructure operator Gaz-System has completed the construction of the sea-bed section of the Norway-Poland strategic gas pipeline that Warsaw hopes will help the country become independent from Russian gas.
The Baltic Pipe offshore gas pipeline has already reached the sea coast in north-western Poland, the Gaz-System pipeline operator has announced.
Poland will no longer need Russian gas supplies delivered by the Yamal pipeline next October owing to the start of deliveries of North Sea gas via the new Baltic Pipe.