Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, has thanked his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, for the clear support for Ukraine that the Polish president expressed in his address at the UN General Assembly.
President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki were among the top Polish politicians who met on Wednesday to discuss the country's energy security amid disruptions caused by soaring energy prices and Russia's use of energy as a blackmail tool.
The era of Russian domination in the area of natural gas has ended, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, said on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the Baltic Pipe, a major Norway-Denmark-Poland pipeline.
The Baltic Pipe will strengthen Poland's sovereignty and will make it independent of fossil fuels imports from Russia, the president said on Tuesday at the symbolic opening of a major Norway-Denmark-Poland gas pipeline.
Poland may count on double volumes of gas to be pumped through the newly-built Baltic Pipe pipeline in the last quarter of the year after Denmark announced its section of the pipeline may reach full capacity a month earlier than planned.
Poland's natural gas utility PGNiG has signed contracts with Equinor securing up to 2.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) in annual Norwegian natgas supplies over 10 years to January 1, 2033, PGNiG said on Friday.
Gas group PGNiG has said that it has secured gas supplies for the entire 2022/23 heating season and that it would utilise 100 percent of the Baltic Pipe’s capacity planned for this year.
The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, due to open on October 1, will be filled with as much gas as is needed to make Poland independent from Russia, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.
The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline to link Norwegian gas resources with Denmark and Poland will officially open on September 29, a government official said on Tuesday.
The undersea stretch of the Norway-Poland gas pipeline has been connected to the Danish and Polish gas transfer infrastructure, Poland's pipeline operator, Gaz-System, has announced.