The Polish authorities continue to buy Russian gas using reverse, despite their aggressive rhetoric about energy independence from Moscow, Senator Alexei Pushkov wrote on his Telegram channel.
“Warsaw said they could survive without Russian gas. They forgot to add that Poland buys Russian gas in reverse from Germany. In general, they seem to be able to survive, but they prefer to buy,” he wrote.
On June 22, Piotr Naimsky, the authorized representative of the Polish government for energy infrastructure, said that the country is ready to “survive” the lack of gas supplies from Russia to Europe thanks to 100% full gas storage facilities. He stressed that Poland can import gas from other countries in the absence of Russian blue fuel.
The day before, Dmitry Belik, a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, urged not to overestimate Europe’s independence from gas exports from Russia. He noted that blue fuel is used not only privately, but is also an integral aspect of production, so it will not work to save resources due to household restrictions.
On April 27, Gazprom announced a complete suspension of gas supplies to PGNiG (Poland) due to the lack of payment for gas in rubles. Payments for blue fuel supplied from April 1 must be made in rubles using the new details, which the counterparties have been informed about, the company said.
On March 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country would switch to paying for gas supplies to unfriendly states in rubles, and signed a corresponding decree on March 31.