Poland Notification to Gazprom: Nyet!
Poland’s PGNiG Tells Gazprom it Plans to End Gas Supply Deal in 2022 (Reuters)
Agnieszka Barteczko and Katya Golubkova (Nov. 15): Poland’s dominant gas firm, state-run PGNiG, said on Nov. 15 that it had notified Russia’s Gazprom that it will not renew their long-term deal on gas supplies when the agreement expires after 2022. Poland had said before that it did not plan to buy gas from Gazprom after 2022. However, the agreement signed in 1996, known as the Yamal contract, required that the parties formally submit declarations regarding future cooperation three years before the deal expires. PGNiG said in a statement its contracted LNG supplies and acquisitions of gas deposits in the North Sea would guarantee security of supplies after 2022. Link to Content