Poland sees Trump visit catalyst to cut Russian gas reliance

July 5, 2017

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Polish leaders are betting Donald Trump’s visit to Warsaw starting on Wednesday, two days before the US President meets his Russian counterpart, will bolster their efforts to reduce the nation’s dependence on natural gas from its eastern neighbour.

Less than a month after Poland’s Baltic Sea terminal received its first shipment of US liquefied natural gas, a spot cargo from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana, authorities in Warsaw are mooting ambitious plans. The ideas range from a long-term gas deal with US producers to infrastructure projects linking east European nations reliant on supplies from Moscow-based Gazprom.

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