Poland is increasing its gas supplies from the United States to reduce …

WARSAW, September 2 (Reuters) – Poland has decided to reduce its dependence on Russian energy by agreeing to purchase an additional 2 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year from US suppliers on a period of 20 years.

The additional supplies will allow the country’s largest gas company, state-controlled PGNiG, to receive a total of 5.5 million tonnes per year from US players Venture Global Calcasieu Pass and Venture Global Plaquemines, the company said on Thursday. Polish company.

“This is a very important announcement because it concerns Poland’s energy security,” Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said at a press conference.

“For many years Poland depended on gas supply from one direction only, the direction of Russia… We are working to ensure that 100% of gas demand in Poland is met from alternative sources to those used. until now.

PGNiG has said it will not extend its current contract with Russian Gazprom when it expires in 2022. (Reporting by Anna Koper; written by Alan Charlish; edited by Pravin Char)

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