Poland has raised tariffs for transporting gas through the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, the Polish Energy Regulatory Authority (URE) said in a statement.
“The head of the URE approved a tariff for natural gas transmission services for 2021 for the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe transit gas pipeline system, owned by EuRoPol GAZ,” the message from the Polish regulator RIA Novosti reports.
Tariff for gas operator Gaz-System for gas inlet to Poland increased by 10-13% depending on the type of fuel. Tariffs at exit points will increase by 0.1%.
“The increase in rates is the result of significant strategic investments made by the Gaz-System, which directly affect Poland’s energy security,” the department said.
For the gas operator EuRoPol GAZ, the tariff for the transportation of high methane gas increased by 16.5% compared to the current tariff.
URE explains that the introduction of the tariff for 2021 will lead to an increase in average payments for gas transmission services by 16.5% relative to the current tariff.
On the morning of May 26, gas transit through the Yamal-Europe pipeline through Poland to Germany was stopped. The Polish section of the pipe was reserved for this day only 3.7%. Gazprom explained that the decrease in gas flow through the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline through Poland is due to the fact that this export route is used on demand.
The newspaper VZGLYAD explained why Gazprom needed Polish transit.
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