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Poland to receive its first U.S. LNG supplies in June

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Poland will receive its first liquefied natural gas supplies (LNG) from the United States in mid-June.

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This is a result of a deal Polish gas firm PGNiG signed with Cheniere Energy, state-run PGNiG said.

Cheniere Energy will make the spot delivery at the Swinoujscie terminal on the Baltic Sea.

Poland, which consumes around 15-16 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas annually, built its first LNG terminal in Swinoujscie as part of a bigger plan to reduce reliance on gas it imports from Russia's Gazprom.

The terminal, which started commercial operations in 2016, has a capacity of 5 bcm per year.

Since then it has been receiving LNG from Qatargas, which in March agreed to double deliveries to 2 million tonnes (3 bcm) per year. It also took one delivery on the spot market from Norway.

"This is a historical moment for PGNiG. We have won a new partner in the LNG trade," PGNiG Chief Executive Officer Piotr Wozniak said in a statement.


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