Polish Briefing 1 March, 2018 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: Permission for a gas connection with Lithuania in May

What goes on in Poland on the 1st of March.

Jastrzębski: Already 40 percent of oil in Gdansk comes from outside Russia

In an interview for Dziennik Bałtycki, Lotos Group president Marcin Jastrzębski informs that the company will end the first quarter of 2018 with a record share of oil not coming from the East at the level of 40 percent.

– In 2017, we cleared a new route by signing the first futures contract for raw material supplies from the United States. The first quarter of 2018 will end with historically the largest share, as many as 40 percent of petroleum species other than those coming from the east – says the manager in a conversation with the newspaper.

Meanwhile, oil supplies from Russia to Europe are falling, which can be read more in

Naimski: Permission for a gas connection with Lithuania in May

The permit for the construction of a gas pipeline between Poland and Lithuania (GIPL) is expected in May this year. – said Piotr Naimski, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure on Wednesday in the Sejm. He added that in most cases the location decisions have already been issued almost on the entire length of the gas pipeline route.

GIPL is an interconnector that will connect gas systems in Poland and Lithuania; it will allow the integration of the European gas transmission system and will contribute to the diversification of blue fuel supplies.

“Location indications, location decisions in most cases already almost on the entire length of the gas pipeline route have already been issued. The construction permit is expected in May 2018, “Naimski said on Wednesday answering Deputies’ questions regarding the construction of the Poland-Lithuania gas pipeline.

Naimski stressed that GIPL is part of the policy of actually connecting gas systems in the Baltic countries: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to the European Union.

“I can say that after some adjustments to the route of this gas pipeline, which resulted from technical reasons, at the moment the schedule of this investment is approved. Agreements between Gaz-System that is working on our side and a Lithuanian operator – are signed, as well as with relevant agents of the European Commission, because this project is co-financed from CEF funds “- he said.