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A worker at the gas pipeline in Hermanowice Gas Distribution and Measurement Station in south-east Poland; the gas is being pumped to Ukraine via Poland (photo: dpa)

Poland takes steps to limit its dependence on natural gas from Russia but misses out on shale gas

As a historical legacy, Poland and other parts of Central and Eastern Europe are heavily dependent on natural gas supplied by the Russian energy monopoly Gazprom. This reliance on a single supplier carries a geopolitical risk and, indeed, the region has experienced politically motivated gas supply disruptions in recent years. The spectre of energy insecurity has ri...
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