Purchases

In 2014, the PGNiG Group purchased gas from abroad and, to a limited extent, from domestic suppliers. PGNiG S.A. procured natural gas mainly under the agreements and contracts specified below, i.e. the long-term contract with OOO Gazprom Export and short- and medium-term gas supply contracts with European suppliers:

  • Contract with OOO Gazprom Export for sale of natural gas to the Republic of Poland, dated September 25th 1996, effective until December 31st 2022;
  • Agreement with VNG-Verbundnetz Gas AG for sale of Lasów natural gas, dated August 17th 2006, effective until October 1st 2016;
  • Individual Agreement with Vitol S.A. for sale of natural gas, dated May 13th 2011, effective until October 1st 2014.

PGNiG Sales & Trading GmbH purchased natural gas on the German market, mainly in OTC transactions on the NCG (NetConnectGermany) and Gaspool virtual trading platforms. The company also purchased gas on the European Energy Exchange (EEX). In 2014, to fulfil its trading obligations, the PGNiG Group purchased a total of 14,531 mcm of natural gas, 76% of which was imported from foreign suppliers. The table below presents the structure of natural gas purchases, measured as high-methane gas equivalent.

PGNiG Group’s natural gas purchases, by supply sources (mcm)

  2014 % 2013 % 2012 %
Foreign suppliers including: 11086 76% 11906 96,8% 11334,8 98,9%
  - OOO Gazprom export 8097 73% 8733,3 73,4% 9017,3 79,6%
  - Other foreign suppliers 2989 27% 3172,7 26,6% 2317,5 20,4%
Domestic suppliers 3445 24% 390 3% 127,2 1,1%
 - exchange 3201 93% 0 0    
 - other domestic suppliers 244 7% 390 100    
Total 14531 100% 12295,7 100% 11462,0 100%