On Wednesday, Poland and the US signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on civilian nuclear energy cooperation.
Polish state-owned oil and gas firm, PGNiG, and Port Arthur LNG signed a 20-year deal for the supply of gas to Poland.see more
The agreement was signed by Polish government official Piotr Naimski and the US Energy Secretary Rick Perry in Washington D.C.
"There’s a strong, strategic alliance between Poland and the US. Both states are on friendly terms, which are strengthened by a shared commitment to energy security and an understanding that it is achieved through the diversification of energy sources," Mr Perry said.
Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski stated that the US government is willing to work with Poland on its nuclear power programme. He pointed out that the cooperation “would not only be based on sharing technology, but also on real partnership.”
Mr Tchórzewski added that Poland was searching for a partner, who would like to undertake long-term cooperation on developing Polish nuclear systems.
“Talks were ongoing with a wider group of countries, but the one that showed the greatest interest was the US,” he said.
Polish gas monopolist PGNiG has signed a 24-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply contract with the US Cheniere Marketing International, the...see more
More LNG from the US for Poland
Also on Wednesday, the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) signed an agreement with Venture Global LNG to purchase an additional 1.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year.
Under the agreement, over the years 2022-2023, Poland will receive a total of 3.5 million tonnes of LNG per year from the US, which equals around 4.73 billion cubic metres of natural gas after regasification.
The deal is a continuation of the current government’s policy, which is to diversify gas sources and to become less dependent on deliveries from Russia.
The Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) is the leader in the Polish natural gas market. Listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the company's core business includes exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil. Its key subsidiaries import, store, sell and distribute gaseous and liquid fuels.