The new management board of PGNiG, the Polish energy regulator, is due to meet with Gazprom-Export in Moscow at the end of the month in an attempt to resolve the dispute over gas supplies, according to media reports.
The problems have arisen through EuRoPol Gaz, which is co-owned by Gazprom. The company is responsible for the operation of the Polish section of the Yamal gas pipeline that transports Russian gas to Europe.
The dispute between the Russian energy giant and the Polish government is over an increase in transit fees that Gazprom refuses to pay. These difficulties could affect PGNiG’s negotiations over gas supplies to the country, as a large proportion of Poland’s gas is sourced from Gazprom.
Despite the planned meeting at the end of April, there is little hope that a resolution will be reached in the near future.