Polish Oil and Gas Company has received the hundredth supply of liquefied natural gas at the LNG Terminal Of President Lech Kaczyński in Świnoujście. The jubilee load came from Qatar. In total, so far PGNiG has imported approximately 11 bcm of LNG after regasification.
The methane carrier Al Safliya delivered about 90 thousand tons of LNG from Qatargas on Friday, July 3rd 2020. After regasification, this corresponds to approx. 120 mcm of natural gas.
“LNG imports is one of the pillars of our diversification strategy that strengthens Poland's energy security and at the same time provides us with flexible gas import portfolio. Every year more and more LNG flows into our country, and in the following years this import will grow even more significantly,” commented Jerzy Kwieciński, President of the PGNiG Management Board.
The first two LNG loads that has arrived to Świnoujście at the turn of 2015 and 2016 were used for the technical start-up of regasification installations in the terminal. The first commercial delivery took place in June 2016. Since then, the number of deliveries as well as their volume have been gradually increasing from year to year. Among the hundred deliveries so far, 67 came from Qatar, 21 from the USA and 11 from Norway. In March 2020, one LNG load arrived from Trinidad and Tobago. In over four years, the total volume of natural gas imported this way amounted to approx. 11 bcm.
Liquefied natural gas also has an increasingly clear share in PGNiG imports. While in 2016 it accounted for approx. 8 percent, in 2019 it exceed 23 percent, while gradually reducing the share of gas from the eastern route.