The country hopes to give up gas supplies “from the east” in six years.
Authorized representative of the government of Poland for gas and energy infrastructure Peter Naimsky said that in 6 years his country may stop gas supplies “from the east”. He said this on the eve of his visit to Denmark.
Naimsky noted that currently “it is hard to imagine” signing a new gas contract with Gazprom for a period of 10-15 years.
“I do not think we will extend a long-term contract on existing terms after 2022. We will find other ways and arrangements. Of course, if the Russian side offers good terms and price, we will treat this as an opportunity to negotiations,” quotes RIA Novosti.
In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if the Polish state company PGNiG does not renew the contract, Gazprom will search for other markets.
The current contract with Gazprom for Russian gas supply to Poland was signed in 1996 and is valid until 2022.