Poland’s state-run gas firm PGNiG has reported a jump in liquefied natural gas imports for the first three quarters of the year.
In its report on Thursday, PGNiG said the volume of LNG imported into Poland was 27 percent higher than in the same period of 2018, amounting to 2.48 bcm after regasification.
LNG supplies’ share in total gas imports was about 23 percent, compared with about 18 percent a year earlier.
The company received 22 LNG deliveries from the beginning of this year to the end of September, compared with 16 cargoes received in the same period last year, with total LNG imports by volume having increased by 0.52 bcm.
The company noted that over the nine-month period it has continued its efforts to diversify its gas supply sources.
Natural gas imports from the eastern direction decreased by about 21 percent year on year, to 6.29 bcm, and their share in total gas imports fell by 17 percent down to 58 percent in comparison to 75 percent in the same period last year.