Poland to increase natural gas storage capacity to 2.4 bcm in 2014
March 28, 2014
Poland is working to increase natural gas storage capacity to 2.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2014 and to 3.3 bcm in 2023 from 2.1 bcm at end-2013, natural gas giant PGNiG deputy CEO Jerzy Kurella said during an energy summit in the northern Polish city of Gdansk.
"We have investment projects of increasing storage capacity to 3.3 billion cubic meters in 2023," Kurella said, citing end-2013 capacity of 2.1 bcm and expected 2014 capacity of 2.4 bcm.
Poland will be able to achieve full energy independence around 2017 or 2018, Poland's natural gas infrastructure operator Gaz-System CEO Jan Chadam said in turn.
"Full energy independence will be around 2017 and 2018 when - as far as natural gas is concerned - we will achieve a state in which we will be able to buy any volume of gas on the European or global market via the LNG terminal, bring it to Poland and deliver any place," Chadam said.