Ukraine (bbabo.net), - The second floating LNG terminal in Poland is planned to be launched in 2026. However, the country's GTS operator may accelerate. Negotiations are underway with Slovakia and the Czech Republic on the supply of liquefied gas.
Until mid-2023, investors have time to apply for booking the capacities of the floating LNG terminal, which will be built in Gdansk, BiznesAlert reports. The Gaz-System operator is considering the possibility of increasing the capacity from 6 billion cubic meters to 12 billion cubic meters per year.
The Ministry of Climate told the publication that the legislative framework for accelerated construction has already been created. At the same time, the newspaper reports, citing sources, the new president of Gaz-System, Marcin Chludzinski, may try to speed up the construction itself. The construction of an onshore gas pipeline and infrastructure in the port is already underway.
Starting next year, the Polish state company PGNiG will enter into force contracts for the supply of LNG from Qatar and the United States for almost 12 billion cubic meters per year. Of these, the existing terminal in Swinoujscie, which has been expanded, can only handle 7.5 billion cubic meters. And the state-owned company is already using the Lithuanian terminal for gas imports.
It is known that since spring, the Polish Ministry of Climate has been negotiating with the Czech Republic and Slovakia on LNG supplies via Gdansk. However, the results are not yet known. It is known that the Czech CEZ has already booked the capacity of the new Dutch floating terminal - the annual shipment of 3 billion cubic meters for five years. The main supplier of gas to the Czech Republic and Slovakia is still Gazprom.