Gas pipelines remain an iron fist of Russian diplomacy, and Poland acutely feels the consequences. Warsaw has already done much to strengthen its gas market, but it has not yet freed itself.
Unfortunately, improvements to existing transportation and storage capabilities simply won’t be enough to displace Poland’s need for Russian energy. Hardened by experience with Moscow’s insecure supplies and Europe’s limited ability to respond to them, Warsaw has the opportunity to upend its existing energy equation by developing a regional hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States. However, if Poland wishes to turn its back on Russian gas, it must act now.
Read more in CEPA’s latest energy Intelligence Brief, Thinking outside the Russian box: A way ahead for Poland’s gas sector.