Poland first in the region to receive American LNG: official
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Poland will be the first country in the region to receive a one-off shipment of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) from the US, said Krzysztof Szczerski, the head of the Polish president's office.
Szczerski is currently in the US to meet officials and members of President Donald Trump's administration.
During a press conference at the Polish embassy in Washington, Szczerski said the deal is “a great achievement, which was also supported by the President”.
During his visit to Washington, Szczerski and the head of Poland's National Security Bureau (BBN), Paweł Soloch, also conducted talks in the Pentagon and met US National Security Advisor Herbert Raymond McMaster.
In October, US Ambassador to Poland, Paul W. Jones, said that Poland’s new LNG terminal in the Baltic port of Świnoujście gives the country an opportunity to become a regional gas hub.
“America is in the midst of an energy renaissance and we have already started exporting natural gas to Europe. We started in April. And that’s only going to grow,” Jones added.
The PLN 3 billion facility in Świnoujście was built to allow Poland to diversify its gas supplies and reduce its dependence on Russia. (rg)