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PGNiG takes delivery of first US LNG

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Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG SA) has announced that the first delivery of US LNG has arrived at the President Lech Kaczynski LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland.

The LNG was delivered from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana, US.

This is the first such delivery to Central and Eastern Europe, and PGNiG confirmed that it plans to conclude more spot agreements.

Piotr Wozniak, President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA, said: “North America is the next region of the world where we import natural liquefied gas from […] This delivery proves that Poland can successfully act as a gate for American LNG to this part of Europe. It strengthens PGNiG’s international position and allows us to achieve our business goals even more efficiently. The growing involvement of our company in the LNG market and the purchase of gas from the USA are the consequences of our strategy to diversify gas delivery sources for Poland allowing us to build energy security of our State.”

Andrew Walker, Vice President, Strategy at Cheniere Energy, added: “Delivering this cargo from Cheniere to Poland demonstrates the continued demand for US LNG and for Cheniere’s full-service model that includes the delivery of LNG directly to customers […] PGNiG has been an excellent partner in this purchase, and Cheniere is pleased to support Poland accessing LNG from the US to meet their economic and environmental goals.”

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