Orlen summarized the first full year of gas supplies without using raw material from Russia. The company emphasized the key role of the gas port in Świnoujście.
Orlen received 62 deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the terminal in Świnoujście (compared to 58 deliveries a year earlier), i.e. approximately 4.66 million tonnes in 2023 (compared to 4.4 million tonnes a year earlier), the company reported. This means that the Orlen group will fully use the reserved capacity of the Polish gas terminal.
– The first full year of Poland’s independence from natural gas supplies from the east is behind us. LNG confirmed its role as one of the pillars of the country’s energy security system. The record number of loads of liquefied natural gas received by the Orlen Group is the result of investments that will be continued in the coming years. Building our own fleet of gas carriers or reserving full regasification capacity in a new floating terminal in the Bay of Gdańsk is a guarantee of stable supplies to Polish customers and a significant strengthening of the Group’s position in the region – said Daniel Obajtek, president of Orlen.
LNG from the USA
In 2023, the main direction from which LNG was imported to Poland was the United States. 41 ships sailed from American ports to Świnoujście as part of long-term and spot purchases. Qatar was in second place with 19 deliveries. One shipment each went to the Świnoujście gas port from Trinidad and Tobago and Equatorial Guinea, they said.
In 2021, 35 methane carriers called at the terminal in Świnoujście. In 2022, 58 deliveries were made with a total volume of 4.4 million tons of liquefied natural gas, which allowed to meet approximately 1/3 of the national demand for the raw material.
Since the beginning of the Terminal’s existence Lech Kaczyński in Świnoujście, 268 loads of liquefied natural gas reached the gas port.
Further intensification of domestic LNG imports and the development of the company’s operations in this segment will be possible, among others, the launch of the second Polish gas port in the Bay of Gdańsk planned for 2028. The Orlen Group has reserved full regasification capacity there, which will amount to 6.1 billion m3 annually. After putting the investment into operation and completing the expansion of the LNG Terminal. President Lech Kaczyński in Świnoujście, the total capacity of both installations will increase to approximately 14 billion m3, it was also announced.