Polish Briefing 4 June, 2018 9:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: Two LNG deliveries from Qatar are heading to Poland

What goes on in Poland on the 4th of June.

The next, thirty-third delivery of liquefied natural gas on the Al Ghashamiya methane plant arrived at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście. In mid-June, another LNG delivery is expected.

According to Gaz-System spokesperson Mariusz Kozłowski, after regasification, the majority of LNG will go to the National Transmission Grid, and some will leave the Świnoujście with cisterns. The operator of the terminal in Świnoujście is Polskie LNG.

At the end of March this year during the Supplier’s Day organized by Gaz-System, Paweł Jakubowski, the head of Polskie LNG, stressed the importance of reloading LNG to tankers. – From the middle of 2016, that is, from the moment of putting the terminal into service, we loaded around 2,5 thousand road tankers, which means that the terminal in Świnoujście reloads more than terminals at Zeebrugge or Gate Terminal in Rotterdam – noted Jakubowski.

Deal with Qatargas

Commercial deliveries of LNG to Poland have been held regularly for two years. So far, the Polish coast has been receiving raw material from the United States or Norway, but above all from Qatar. The cargo is probably part of a long-term agreement between PGNiG and Qatargas. The contract concluded in 2009 is to be valid for 25 years, until 2034. On its basis, Qatargas supplies 1 million tonnes of LNG annually to PGNiG, or approximately 1,5 billion cubic meters. In addition, in March 2017, the companies signed an annex to the existing long-term contract. According to it, Qatargas increases the volume of LNG delivered to Poland to 2 million tonnes per year (ie approximately 2,7 billion cubic meters of gas after regasification). The new agreement entered into force on January 1, 2018 and will remain in force until
June 2034.

In June there will be another load

According to the available information on ship traffic, on June 11 next LNG delivery will arrive to the terminal in Świnoujście. Tembek ship will also come to Poland from Qatar.