Forum for Energy
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ly in infrastructure. For Poland, the LNG terminal in Świnoujście will certainly be such an important investment. It will al- low the supply of gas to other interested countries, too. However, this means that creating better gas storage infrastructu- re is necessary. ccording to György Mosonyi, Ma- naging Director of the MOL Gro- up, two factors inuence energy security in our regions. On the one hand, we strive to ensure supplies of energy and its carriers at the lowest possible prices. Nowadays it means that it will be necessary to implement rules ensu- ring the competitiveness of supplies and suppliers’ activities. On the other hand have the political background. This is especially true for Central and Eastern Europe where almost every country in the region depends 100% on supplies from Russia. Keith Smith, Expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), USA, while analysing the energy security issue, directed attention to the fact that the situation is changing due to the changing circumstances, which include sources of gas. Shale gas deposits exploited in the USA have brought about a change in global A Andrey Konoplyanik, Adviser to the Board, Gazprombank, Russia
Władysław Mielczarski, European Energy Coordinato , European Commission–DG ENER, Poland Keith Smith, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), USA
fuel markets. We may see a similar situation in Europe and in Poland and then Russia would no longer be the main player in this market and the fundamental conditions for dening energy security for this region would change.