What goes on in Poland on the 17th of October.
PERN monitors the leak from the Druzhba Oil Pipeline in terms of its environmental impact
On October 12, 2022, there was a leak from the Druzhba Oil Pipeline, which limited oil supplies to Germany. The services are working on restoring the operation of the main line as soon as possible, thanks to which it will be possible to resume pumping. PERN, the operator of Polish oil pipelines, informs that it remains in contact with the relevant services and monitors the impact of this event on the natural environment.
– From the beginning of the incident related to the unsealing of the pipeline supplying crude oil to German customers, PERN has been in contact with the Provincial Inspectorate for Environmental Protection and the Regional Inspectorate for Environmental Protection – says the release.
Freezing energy prices will cost PLN 23bn, but will be financed by companies
– The new regulations will translate into no increase in energy costs for most Polish families. They will not pay higher electricity bills up to the limit of PLN 2,000. kWh. Higher limit – up to 2.6 thousand kWh – will cover people with disabilities, and the limit is up to 3 thousand kWh for families with the Big Family Card and farmers. A special electric allowance will also be introduced for households that use electricity for heating, including heat pumps, explains the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
The ministry explains that only a surplus above the limit, respectively 2,000 and 2,600 and 3 thousand kWh, will be billed in accordance with the tariff set for 2023. Almost 17 million households will benefit from the freezing of electricity prices in 2023. The government will allocate approximately PLN 23 billion for the new solution.