Świnoujście port is currently unloading a methane carrier with the first US liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo under a long-term contract with Cheniere Energy Inc. Official offtake will take place on Friday.
The Oak Spirit ship transported 165,000 cubic metres of LNG – after regasification it will be 95 million cubic metres of gas. According to the information provided to PGNiG, the unit sailed from the Gulf of Mexico for about 14 days. The ship is being unloaded in Świnoujście.
Long-term agreement with Cheniere Energy Inc.
– 24-year contract – for the purchase of liquefied natural gas from the USA was signed on November 8th last year. In 2019-2022, the total volume of supplies is to amount to approx. 0.52 million tonnes of LNG, i.e. approx. 0.7 billion cubic metres of gas after regasification. In the years 2023-2042, the total import volume is to reach approx. 29 million tonnes (approx. 39 billion cubic metres after regasification). This means that from 2023 onwards, the total import volume will reach approx. 29 million tonnes (approx. 39 billion cubic metres after regasification). Each year, PGNiG will purchase approximately 1.45 million tonnes of LNG (approximately 1.95 billion cubic metres of gas after regasification).
LNG loads from Cheniere will flow to Poland from the liquefying terminals Sabine Pass in Louisiana and Corpus Christi in Texas.
The official acceptance of cargo will be attended by, among others, the Deputy Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland Paweł Mucha, the Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski, as well as a representative of the U.S. Embassy.
author: Elżbieta Bielecka