The Polish oil and gas concern PGNiG and the Ukrainian gas transportation and storage operator Ukrtransgaz have signed an agreement on the possibility of delivering blue fuel to Ukraine.
Deputy head of PGNiG Maciej Wozniak called the agreement the next step on the way toward strengthening Poland’s position within the Ukrainian gas market.
"This agreement means that we have free access to gas pipelines and can use them when we need it," Radio Poland quotes Wozniak as saying.
Until recently, PGNiG sold gas on the Polish-Ukrainian border. Now the company can order a gas transportation service in Ukraine.
Maciej Wozniak reminded that in 2016, the Polish concern sold more than 400 million cubic meters of gas to Ukraine. According to Wozniak, the supply of blue fuel to Ukraine will reach 800 million cubic meters by the end of 2017.
The agreement is valid until the end of this year, with the possibility of automatic renewal.
In August, Naftogaz of Ukraine approved the appointment of Pole Pawel Jozef Stanczak to the post of president of PJSC Ukrtransgaz. For the last five years, Stanczak worked for PGNiG Technologie S.A. (Krosno, Poland) in the following posts: manager of the research department (2012-2014), project manager for construction projects (2014-2015), technical director (2016 - July 2017), and member of the board. However, it became known at the end of September that the Security Service of Ukraine had blocked the process of appointing Stanczak as the head of Ukrtransgaz.