EC to challenge Russian-Polish gas supplies agreements.

By bne IntelliNews November 2, 2010
European Commission announced that it intends to challenge the agreements on natural gas supplies between Poland and Russia in court. As reported, last week Gazprom gas supplies to Poland will increase from current 7.5bn m3 to 9.7bn m3 this year, and to 11bn m3 annually until 2022. This would increase Gazprom's share in Polish energy balance from current 60%-65% to about 80%, given country's current natural gas consumption of 14bn m3 annually. EC is reportedly unsatisfied with the high share of Gazprom in Polish energy balance, which goes against recently announced policies to diversify energy portfolios of EU member states.

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