Poland aims to break dependence on Russian gas

Warsaw boosts LNG options and Baltic pipe project in drive to become regional hub.

by JAMES SHOTTER

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Poland has long been intent on breaking the Russian stranglehold on its gas market. In recent weeks, its energy companies have taken several key steps towards turning those dreams into reality.

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Polish officials hope that the initiatives could reshape the market in one of the most geo-politically sensitive parts of Europe. Not only will they help Poland wean itself off Russian gas; they could also allow Poland to emerge as a regional gas hub, capable of routing excess gas supplies to central and eastern Europe.

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