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22.06.2017 16:24
Polish PGNiG Stopped Receiving Russian Gas from Yamal Pipelien Due to Bad Quality
PGNiG said it believed the resons for this discontinuity to be technical and that it was awaiting an explanation by the Russian side

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Polish gas grid operator PGNiG said “sharp deterioration in the quality” as the reason that led it to cut supply of Russian gas via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline. Since then the operator used its “limited gas reserves for the winter of 2017-2018” and began pumping its own underground gas storage stocks at Mogilno.

PGNiG said it believed the resons for this discontinuity to be technical and that it was awaiting an explanation by the Russian side.

“Once again, we are faced with a situation in which supply continuity has been disturbed without prior warning from the supplier, i.e. Gazprom. However, there are no grounds for claiming that the causes of the situation are different from technical ones. We do not know how long this situation will last. We are waiting for a full explanation of the situation by the Russian side. We remain in constant contact with transmission system operators in Poland and Belarus”, PGNiG said on its website.

Deliveries to gas consumers in Poland are not currently under threat, PGNiG stated.

The situation prevents the import of gas to Poland via the Yamal pipeline from both Russia and the virtual reverse side. This is due to the fact that the reverse gas delivery to Poland at Mallnow on the Polish-German border was stopped by both Polish and German operators, PGNiG said.

While PGNiG is pumping gas from the storage in Mogilno, it has decided to partially reduce the injection of gas into other warehouses. The supply of the country with natural gas will also be supplemented with supplies from the LNG terminal in Swinoujscie. The nearest spot delivery is expected at the terminal on July 4, 2017, PGNiG said.

TAGS: PGNiG | Poland | Russia | Yamal Europe | gas pipeline | natural gas | Gazprom | energy | LNG | energy security 

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