PGNiG and LOTOS conducted two commercial bunkerings of LNG between March 13 and 18. These are the first operations of this kind carried out at seaports in Gdańsk and Gdynia. The companies continue their cooperation in this area strengthening the competitiveness of Polish ports and popularize LNG as marine fuel in the Baltic Sea.
“Bunkering of ships with natural gas in liquefied form is another of many possibilities of using gas, which PGNiG imports to Poland from Qatar, Norway and the USA through the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. We are convinced that this fuel, due to its ecological values among others, is the future of maritime transport in the Baltic Sea,” said Maciej Woźniak, Vice-President of the PGNiG Management Board for Trade.
“Grupa LOTOS is keenly involved in projects in the field of alternative fuels, which is part of the development strategy of our capital group for 2017-2022. We want to become a leader in the implementation of new generation alternative fuels, and LNG is certainly one of them. The development of logistics and bunker infrastructure for LNG is the key to further increase its popularity. Therefore, we are involved in a feasibility study on the construction of a small scale LNG terminal in Gdańsk, which is co-financed from the European Union (CEF),” said Patryk Demski, Vice-President of the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS for Investment and Innovation.
“The cooperation of Grupa LOTOS and PGNiG has been going on for many years. Cooperation is very successful. Both companies take advantage of their experience – knowledge about the marine fuel market on one hand, and specifics of LNG on the other,” added Cezary Godziuk, President of the Management Board of LOTOS Asfalt.