US LNG supplied to Ukraine

PGNiG purchased a shipment of US LNG to be delivered to the Ukrainian border for ERU Europe. This will be the second time US gas has been delivered to Ukraine through the cooperation of the two companies.

The ship with US LNG will arrive at the President Lech Kaczynski LNG terminal in Swinoujscie at the end of February this year. After regasification, the fuel will be fed into the Polish transmission system. ERU Europe will receive the fuel purchased at the interconnector between Poland and Ukraine until the end of March 2022.

“This is a new delivery of US LNG to Ukraine made by PGNiG in cooperation with ERU, which is our strategic business partner in the Ukrainian market. The good relationships built over the years are particularly important today, at a time of great turbulence in the gas market in Europe,” said Pawel Majewski, Chairman of the Management Board of PGNiG SA. “Thanks to the investments in gas infrastructure made in Poland in recent years, we can strengthen the energy security of the region by guaranteeing our customers access to diversified sources of natural gas and the possibility to choose the best offer on the market. “, added Pawel Majewski.

“ERU is honored to have entered into a new transaction with its long-time partner PGNiG to import US LNG to Ukraine. For Ukraine, as for Europe, the diversification of supplies and in particular LNG is a key element of energy independence. For me, especially now, it’s not just a responsibility of the state but also a responsibility of private companies,” said ERU Managing Partner Dale Perry.

“Our competitive natural gas supply from the United States will support the resilience and security of supply for Ukrainian customers during the remaining months of this winter,” added Yaroslav Mudriy, its managing partner. “The new LNG agreement adds to PGNiG and ERU’s efforts to support Ukraine’s long-term energy independence, developing new gas production through joint gas exploration and production” .

This is the second gas delivery to Ukraine by PGNiG and ERU based on the purchase of US LNG. The first took place more than two years ago. The tanker with the purchased cargo arrived at the Swinoujscie terminal in November 2019. ERU received the fuel via the interconnection in Hermanowice.

PGNiG and ERU have been working together for several years. In August 2016, ERU took delivery of the first gas shipment sold by PGNiG on the Ukrainian market. In the past, the two companies have also jointly supplied natural gas to the operator of the Ukrainian gas transmission network and gas storage facilities. In October 2021, the PGNiG group, in cooperation with ERU, made the first ever non-Russian gas supply to Moldova. The transaction was concluded in a hurry due to the reduction of gas deliveries to Moldova by Gazprom.

In August 2021, PGNiG and ERU started their E&P operations in Ukraine through their joint venture Karpatgazvydobuvannya, which holds a license to explore and produce hydrocarbons in the western part of Lviv Oblast.

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/07022022/us-lng-supplied-to-ukraine/

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