In a news release (Apr. 27), the Polish Oil and Gas Co. (PGNiG) said: “The first cargo of LNG from a U.S. supplier is planned to arrive at the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. The spot cargo will be delivered by Cheniere Energy, [and] is the first delivery of LNG from a U.S. company to this part of Europe. For PGNiG it will also be the second spot delivery following a cargo from Norway in June 2016.
This is a historic moment for PGNiG. North America is becoming the next region for acquiring this strategic commodity after the Middle East and Norway [fulfilling] our strategy of diversifying gas deliveries to Poland. A future delivery from the USA proves that Poland can become a gateway to Central and Eastern Europe for American LNG,” commented Piotr Woźniak, PGNiG President.
Delivering this cargo from Cheniere to Poland demonstrates the continued demand for U.S. LNG and for Cheniere’s full-service model that includes the delivery of LNG directly to customers,” said Jack Fusco, President and CEO of Cheniere. “PGNiG has been an excellent partner in this purchase, and Cheniere is pleased to support Poland accessing LNG.”