“We burn 57 million tons of coal (per year. – Ed.), Production is about 42 million. Fifteen million are not enough for us,” he said.
Bury admits that Polish ports may not be able to cope with the import of the missing volume of coal. According to him, they are capable of unloading up to 30 thousand tons per day, but it will take more than 500 days to unload 15 million tons of coal. Thus, part of the fuel can only be used next winter, he concluded.
On June 22, the newspaper Mysl Polska, citing the head of the Silesian-Dombrowski “Solidarity” Dominik Kolozha, reported that in winter Poland was threatened with a shortage of fuel coal. In his opinion, it is impossible to increase coal production before the heating season. Even if billions of zlotys are invested in this issue, Kolozh noted, the effect may appear only in the early spring of 2023.
Earlier, on June 11, Pavel Poncilyush, a member of the Polish Civil Coalition, called the decision to impose an embargo on Russian coal imports hasty. In his opinion, a sharp refusal of supplies will hit ordinary Poles.
In addition, due to high coal prices, the Polish authorities advised residents to buy brushwood. According to Poland’s Minister of Climate and Environment Edvard Sjark, requests for forestries have increased among Poles. On May 23, Poland decided to stop deliveries of natural gas from Russia ahead of schedule. Then Warsaw extended these measures to other energy sources from the Russian Federation.
On May 23, Poland decided to stop deliveries of natural gas from Russia ahead of schedule. Then Warsaw extended these measures to other energy sources from the Russian Federation.