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    Poland's Swinoujscie termiinal receives record LNG cargoes in May

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Poland had its Russian gas supply cut off at the end of April.

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Poland's Swinoujscie termiinal receives record LNG cargoes in May

Poland's Swinoujscie regasification terminal received six cargoes of LNG in May, which marks a monthly record, national gas company PGNiG reported on May 31.

This amounted to a total of 0.45mn metric tons of LNG, or 620mn m3 of gas following gasification, PGNiG said. This is enough supply to cover demand among PGNiG's customers for two and a half months in the spring and summer seasons.

Poland had its Russian gas supply cut off at the end of April, after Warsaw refused to comply with a Kremlin decree on ruble payments for shipments. Since then it has proposed developing another LNG terminal, in addition to Swinoujscie and a planned one in Gdansk

Poland is also awaiting the launch of the 10bn m3/year Baltic Pipe this October, which will provide it with gas from Norway via Denmark. 

The Swinoujscie terminal has received 20 LNG cargoes in the year to date, PGNiG said, which is a third more than in the same period last year. In addition to six cargoes it received there in May, the company also took delivery of a seventh that was imported at the Klaipeda terminal in Lithuania. Poland can now access supplies from Klaipeda thanks to the launch of a cross-border pipeline in early May.