Poland and Bulgaria obtained gas supplies from Russian energy giant Gazprom, which was completely cut off because Poland refused to pay Russia to boost the Russian Economy.
It seems that Both countries are being punished for refusing Russia’s demand that they pay for their gas in roubles.
Russia has demanded other EU countries to Pay in Russian Currency, which was refused, but the gas crisis was seen in Bulgaria and Poland after Russia cut their supply.
However, climate change helps Poland manage the situation as the weather gets warmer, with high storage levels and demand decreasing.
As per sources, Lithuania will supply gas to Poland; the Poland-Lithuania Gas Connector (GIPL), under construction since 2020, started operating on 1 May.
Poland to get full capacity in October. For now, the new 580-kilometre-long infrastructure will supply Poland with two billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas per year, which is 10% of Poland’s yearly demand.
On 5 May, another infrastructure will be opened to enable more extraordinary transmission. Poland is safe in terms of energy,” wrote Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa on Twitter.
The development of energy independence between Lithuania and Poland is a milestone in history. Interconnectors can import and export gas; Lithuania and Poland have not increased their energy security, but the Baltic States of Finland.
Poland developing its gas network is also an opportunity for Central European countries to become independent from Russian gas. After Poland and Bulgaria’s gas cut off, Czechia has also expressed interest in Polish gas, fearing Russia will cut gas deliveries.
Poland also plans to open several more new pipelines over the next few years, including the Baltic Pipe, bringing gas from Norway in October.