Gas Demand in Poland May Grow by 60% in 10 Years
The operator of the Polish gas pipeline network Gaz-System, developing a ten-year plan for the development of Poland's gas infrastructure, estimated that over the next 10-13 years, the demand for gas in the country can grow by 60%.
According to his estimates, in the winter months, demand can jump by 100%. Such a rapid increase in demand will be facilitated by the implementation of the state investment program for the transformation of the electric power industry, thanks to which new gas-fired power plants will appear. The company points out that due to the planned investments, the probability of returning the dependence of the operator's customers, both current and future, on Russian gas supplies will be completely removed.
It is reported that when planning the development of gas infrastructure in Poland, the priority remained the condition of diversification of sources and security of supplies. The Polish authorities have announced that they do not intend to extend the contract with Gazprom, which ends in 2022.