Poland raised the tariff for transportation through the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline

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.

Recall, on June 2, Gazprom challenged the decision of the Arbitration Court in Stockholm on March 30, 2020 to reduce the price of gas supplies to Poland through the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline. PGNiG stated that Gazprom allegedly did not comply with the contract for the supply of Russian gas under the Yamal contract and did not comply with a court verdict in Stockholm.

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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source: rambler