Poland has dismissed as unacceptable a European Commission (EC) proposal to ban the sale of fossil-fuel powered cars by 2035.
A total of 185 petrol stations in Slovakia and Hungary being taken over by Polish oil and gas company PKN Orlen will change their brand into the Polish one including 79 stations currently branded as Lukoil, Orlen has announced.
A Ukrainian deputy prime minister has said that Ukraine needs urgently to solve the current fuel crisis, and that, owing to their location, the Polish ports of Gdańsk and Świnoujście could help Ukraine import hydrocarbons.
A Russian energy company has stopped supplying gas to more than a dozen Polish municipalities after Poland imposed sanctions on the company.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has called for the EU to impose duties on Russian oil, gas and coal.
PKN Orlen, Poland's largest oil and gas company, has said that following Russia's invasion of Ukraine it ordered additional supplies of oil to make the Polish system independent of Russian imports.
The Polish economy is among those most exposed to the harmful effects of Russia's war on Ukraine, mainly owing to its dependence on Russian fossil fuels, Goldman Sachs wrote in a report on the war's possible impact on other countries.
The Polish government's 'anti-inflation shield,' which is binding until the end of July, will be extended, the prime minister said on Saturday.
The Polish government has written to the European Commission asking permission to lower the VAT on fuels, the prime minister announced on Tuesday.
The Polish prime minister has said that the transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy must take into account numerous economic factors and acknowledge the differences between Western European countries and Central European states, like Poland.