Warsaw in the first half of the year reduced the purchase of Russian gas by 28% to 4.3 billion cubic meters, and after 2022, when the long-term contract with Gazprom expires, the Polish state-owned company PGNiG is going to sharply increase LNG purchases from the United States.By this 2022, a Polish company is ending a contract with Gazprom for 10 billion cubic meters per year (total Polish consumption is about 19 billion cubic meters). In this regard, from 2022-2023, PGNiG intends to buy large volumes of liquefied natural gas in the United States. According to the already signed contracts, Poland will first purchase about 0.52 million tons of liquefied gas per year (until 2022) from the American Cheniere, and after that – 1.45 million tons each, as well as 2 million tons per year from Venture Global LNG for 20 years. This is about 4.7 billion cubic meters after regasification, which will cover a quarter of Poland’s consumption. The country plans to purchase another 2.7 billion cubic meters of LNG from 2022 from Qatar. At the same time, as explained by RIA Novosti in the company, Poland intends to resell part of the American liquefied gas in the more premium Asian and South American markets.Warsaw assures that US LNG is 20-30% cheaper than Gazprom’s pipeline gas. Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors Maciej Vožniak recalled that the price of Russian gas for different countries is significantly different. According to him, Gazprom offers “completely different prices” on the market of Western Europe, where it is forced to compete with other suppliers, and there “the prices of Russian gas are actually market prices.” PGNiG admits that after 2022 the contract with Gazprom will not be extended, Kommersant writes.At the same time, Poland is already reducing purchases of Russian gas. So, in 2018, the country purchased 9.8 billion cubic meters (a decrease of 6.4%), in the first half of 2019 – 4.3 billion cubic meters (a decrease of 28%).The newspaper VZGLYAD reported in detail that in just two years Poland will be able to completely abandon the purchase of Russian gas, which fits perfectly with the US plans to increase its presence in the EU gas market.