Nearly 80 MEPs have backed a Polish-initiated letter to the European Commission asking for the inclusion of gas as a transit fuel in the EU's decarbonisation programme.
Poland and Latvia both see the negative impact on energy security of the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 (NS2) gas pipeline, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said after talks with his Latvian counterpart, Arturs Krisjanis Karins.
Poland's main gas retailer, state-owned PGNiG, said on Friday that Gazprom was seeking international arbitration against PGNiG for a contract price revision.
Poland's main gas retailer PGNiG has announced a 25-percent gas price cut for corporations through February.
The Sejm, the lower of house of parliament, on Thursday passed a law temporarily scrapping VAT on food, gas and energy under a government scheme designed to shield Poles from the effects of rising inflation.
Polish gas storage facilities are 83-percent full, which makes the country fare very well in this respect against other European countries, a deputy assets minister has said.
Gas bills for households and some public entities such as hospitals will not increase this year, under new legislation aimed at protecting some vulnerable consumers from soaring gas prices.
The Polish government is working on solutions that will offset increases in gas and energy prices, a government spokesman has said.
A European Commission (EC) project classifying natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable energy is very beneficial for Poland, the Polish ambassador at the EU has told PAP.
Electricity bills will rise by about 24 percent net and gas bills will surge by 54 percent net next year after Poland's regulator approved new tariffs as power producers struggle with high prices for natural gas and EU CO2 emission rights.