Poland’s PGNiG seeks to extract gas in western Ukraine, says PM Morawiecki

Poland is interested in gas production in Western Ukraine, which will allow it to become more independent of Russia in the energy sector. That’s according to Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki who spoke at a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal within the framework of the XXX Economic Forum in Karpacz, Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“We also want Poland’s oil and gas company PGNiG to expand cooperation with Ukrainian partners in gas production in Western Ukraine, which will make it possible to become independent of Russia,” Morawiecki said.

Separately, Gazprom will not be able to fully use Nord Stream 2 under European regulations – Poland’s PGNiG chair said. He recalled the recent decision of the EU court which did not allow Gazprom to monopolize the operation of the OPAL gas pipeline (ground extension of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline).

According to the Polish prime minister, this will help jointly work out mechanisms to support Poland’s strategy as a gas hub.


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