Poland's PGNiG discovers new gas deposits
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish gas giant PGNiG has discovered new gas deposits in the southeastern Podkarpackie province, the company has announced in a statement.
Oil and gas processing plant. Photo: Pixabay/CC0 Creative Commons
The state-owned gas monopoly drilled two wells near its existing operations in the region of Podkarpacie, discovering two methane-rich natural gas streams.
"PGNiG has been extracting natural gas in Podkarpacie for over 60 years, but we are still discovering new deposits," said PGNiG chairman Piotr Woźniak.
The CEO explained that the discovery is a result of a recently developed method, which allows the location of gas deposits to be determined with high accuracy.
At present, PGNiG holds 23 licenses for exploration and appraisal of crude oil and natural gas deposits along with 25 licenses that also allow for extraction.
The discovery comes at a time when Poland is concentrating on limiting its dependence on Russian gas.