Ukraine Finds an Innovative Way to Pay Even More for Its Gas

It will now import a part of it all the way from Texas

 

For when importing Russian gas from the EU just isn’t expensive enough

Poland will be selling in 2019 to Ukraine the liquefied natural gas (LNG) that it purchases from the United States, Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) said in a statement on Thursday.

“Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has purchased a cargo of liquefied natural gas from the US, and then – following regasification – sold the natural gas to Energy Resources of Ukraine (ERU). Thanks to the consistent expansion of the LNG supply portfolio PGNiG is able to offer natural gas to more customers. The contracted LNG tanker will arrive at the President Lech Kaczynski LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie at the beginning of November. LNG will be injected into the Polish transmission system after regasification, from where it will reach Ukraine and ERU via the gas connection in Hermanowice,” PGNiG said.

Deliveries will be carried out until the end of the year, the company added.

However, PGNiG did not specify the amount of the US LNG that Ukraine would receive.

Since the 2014 outbreak of the Ukraine crisis, the country has sought to shift its energy imports away from Russia and toward Europe.

The Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute has sparked concerns in the European Union about the stability of gas transit through Ukraine. In turn, Russia has been working on building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany in order to ease reliance on Ukraine as a transit country.

Source: Sputnik

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uncle tungsten
uncle tungsten
3 months ago

Whats the bet that Ukraine ends up with compressed air and the Polish government blames the Russians.

hoyeru
hoyeru
3 months ago

and the polish jokes write themselves…

Natural_Texan
Natural_Texan
3 months ago
Reply to  hoyeru

Top comment.

CHUCKMAN
3 months ago

The sarcasm is so well earned.

skinnerreturns
skinnerreturns
3 months ago

Well done Poland, setting yourself up as a gas transit nation, with Ukraine as your biggest customer.

Russia must be devastated to lose such a good customer as Ukraine, that well known nation for paying its debts. lol

JustPassingThrough
JustPassingThrough
3 months ago

dumb and dumber.
it’s really difficult to determine the mental borders between these 2 knuckle draggers.
lol

Natural_Texan
Natural_Texan
3 months ago

Obviously this was/is part of the deal, or the steal.

Anti-Empire