The cargo was provided by Cheniere Energy and delivered to the President Lech Kaczynski LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland. It is the first such delivery to Central and Eastern Europe, with PGNiG claiming that it is planning to conclude further spot agreements.
The cargo receiving ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister, Beata Szydlo, as well as representatives of government, parliament, local authorities, PGNiG SA and Cheniere Energy.
Not only was this the first delivery of American LNG to Poland, but also the first one to this particular part of Europe.
Piotr Wozniak, the President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA, said: “North America is the next region of the world where we import natural liquefied gas from.
“This delivery proves that Poland can successfully act as a gate for American LNG to this part of Europe. It strengthens PGNiG’s international position and allows us to achieve our business goals even more efficiently. The growing involvement of our company in the LNG market and the purchase of gas from the US are the consequences of our strategy to diversify gas delivery sources for Poland allowing us to build energy security of our State.”
Andrew Walker, Vice-President, Strategy at Cheniere Energy, added: “Delivering this cargo from Cheniere to Poland demonstrates the continued demand for US LNG and for Cheniere’s full-service model that includes the delivery of LNG directly to customers.
“PGNiG has been an excellent partner in this purchase, and Cheniere is pleased to support Poland accessing LNG from the US to meet their economic and environmental goals.”
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