Gazprom is not planning to take any action, despite Poland’s intention to abandon long-term gas supply contracts from Russia. This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Russian company Alexander Medvedev, the correspondent of RBC.
He recalled that recently the supply of gas to Poland have been increased at the request of the consumer. “Any action we now take will not, we have a current contract”, — said the representative of “Gazprom”.
Deputy Chairman of “Gazprom” has added that the fact of filing of the statement of the Polish PGNIG in the Stockholm arbitration court does not mean the end of the negotiations. Medvedev explained that the decision on non-judicial settlement had already been prepared in the past year, however, was not executed as required, and then in the Polish company changed direction. “Next week we have Elena Burmistrova [the General Director of OOO “Gazprom export”] new round of talks, we’re trying to modernize these agreements”, — he stressed.
The day before, may 30, the Commissioner of the government of Poland on issues of gas and energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski said that Poland’s authorities have decided not to renew the contract with “Gazprom” on gas supply. “If the price of Russian gas is quite competitive, we do not exclude that we will buy it, but definitely not under long — term contract,” he explained.
Earlier in may, 2016 PGNiG filed a suit against Gazprom and Gazprom export” in the Stockholm arbitration court. The Polish company tries to achieve lower purchasing prices for Russian gas. The current contract signed in 1996, expires in 2022.