President Andrzej Duda will fly on Saturday to visit Qatar, the largest LNG producer and the main supplier of liquefied gas to Poland. – This is of great importance – experts argue – especially in the context of the energy crisis in Europe, the Russian game and threats by Alexander Lukashenka to turn off the tap on Jamal.
Gas has become a problem in Europe. Raw material prices soared, and individual countries race against time to fill their warehouses before winter. Poland is in a slightly better situation, as it has already stored the raw material, almost fully filling the underground tanks. However, this is our iron reserve.
We have a gas consumption in Poland at the level of approximately 20 billion m3 per year and this volume must be secured on an ongoing basis. President Andrzej Duda will fly to Qatar on Saturday, which is the largest LNG producer and the main supplier of liquefied gas to Poland. He will talk, among others on the potential increase in supplies, prices and the involvement of Qatar companies in the energy transformation of Poland.
The time of the visit is not accidental. There is a great game going on in Europe, in which the blue resource has become the main tool of pressure.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka threatened to turn off the tap of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline in the event of sanctions, thus deepening the energy crisis in Europe. Moscow, which de facto has its hand on the gas valves, is sending veiled support signals for Minsk.