The 36th delivery of liquefied natural gas ordered by Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo this year has arrived at the President Lech Kaczyński terminal. This means that in eight months of 2022. PGNiG brought more supplies to Swinoujscie than in the whole of last year.
On Monday, 22 August, the methane carrier Asklipios, with a cargo of 60,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas from the United States, docked at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście. The total volume of fuel delivered was approximately 80 million cubic metres of natural gas after regasification. This is the 184th delivery to this terminal and the 36th in 2022. In the whole of last year, PGNiG took delivery of 35 LNG cargoes at Świnoujście.
Due to the crisis in the European gas market, PGNiG is consistently increasing its imports of liquefied natural gas. The thirty-sixth delivery to the Świnoujście gas port this year is a good illustration of the rate of intensification of LNG supplies. Cargo delivered by sea allowed us to start injecting gas storage facilities even during the heating season, and later enabled us to continue to build up stocks and meet the needs of our customers despite the suspension of supplies to Poland from the eastern direction. It is thanks to, inter alia, the intensification of LNG imports that PGNiG has secured an appropriate volume of gas for the coming heating season – emphasises Iwona Waksmundzka-Olejniczak, President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA.
We intend to maintain a high rate of LNG off-take in the following months. Thanks to a very good position on the global LNG market, the PGNiG Group is able to secure new supplies despite very high interest from other customers. Also important is good cooperation with the terminal operator, Gaz-System, which allows for precise planning of the supply schedule.
As of this year, the LNG terminal in Swinoujscie has a regasification capacity to import 6.2 bcm of natural gas per year. PGNiG has booked the full capacity of the gas port. In addition, the company uses the LNG terminal in Klaipeda, Lithuania, where it has already accepted four cargoes of liquefied natural gas since May this year. Following the launch of the Poland-Lithuania gas pipeline, the LNG received in Klaipeda is sent to Poland after regasification.
The actions taken strengthen PGNiG’s position as the leader of the LNG market in the Baltic Sea and are a significant contribution to the country’s energy security.