LNG terminal ready this year?
PR dla Zagranicy
Outgoing Treasury Minister Włodzimierz Karpiński has said that the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in northern Poland will be ready by the end of 2015.
Minister Karpinski. Photo: Polskie Radio
Karpiński added that thanks to this investment, Poland will increase energy security ten-fold.
"Negotiations are going in the right direction, I can confirm that the terminal will be ready in 2015 and the first ship [with LNG] will arrive this year, allowing us to prove that we have significantly increased the country's energy security,” Karpiński told RMF FM on Saturday.
Five years ago, 10 of the 16 billion consumed in Poland could have come from the East, like Russia and the Middle East, Karpiński explained. “Today, if we connect all the gas connections, the figure could drop to one billion,” the Treasury Minister said.
“Therefore, we can say, the gas and energy security of Poland and Poles will have increased ten-fold.”
The LNG terminal in Świnoujście in northern Poland, is one of the largest Polish energy investments in recent years. It has been recognised by the Polish government as a strategic energy security of the country.
The investment will enable the receipt of natural gas by sea from virtually all four corners of the globe.
Włodzimierz Karpiński tendered in his resignation to Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz earlier this week, as part of a reshuffle in the cabinet. New nominations will be forthcoming next week. (rg)