Europol Gaz, the owner of the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, has called on Russian natural gas giant Gazprom to arbitrate over compensation claims worth around PLN 6 billion (EUR 1.32 billion) in total, a Polish minister has said.
Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has announced that it will appeal a Polish court ruling annulling the fines imposed on Russian natural gas giant Gazprom and five companies responsible for the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
The Polish government has taken over Russian natural gas giant Gazprom's stake in EuRoPol Gaz, owner of the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe pipeline, due to sanctions on Moscow.
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has said a verification commission should look into potential involvement of Polish politicians into making the country overly reliant on Russian energy.
Russia's gas giant Gazprom said on Thursday it would no longer be able to export gas through Poland via the Yamal-Europe pipeline due to Moscow's sanctions on the owner of the pipeline's Polish section, Reuters news agency has reported citing the Russian company.
Polish state-owned natural gas company PGNiG has forecast an increase in its extraction of gas in Norway for the years 2022-24.
Polish gas storage tanks have been filled to 84 percent capacity and the country needs no Russian gas now, Jacek Sasin, a deputy prime minister and the state assets minister, has said.
The Polish and Lithuanian presidents have officially opened a new pipeline bringing gas from Lithuania to Poland after Russian gas giant Gazprom turned off the tap.
Poland may receive up to two million cubic metres of natural gas a day from the Lithuanian gas terminal in Klaipeda through a new Poland-Lithuania pipeline, securing supplies for Poland after Russian gas giant Gazprom turned off the tap.
Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, has criticised Russia's decision to halt gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, and vowed to make the EU independent from Russian fossil fuels.