Photo: Illustration; Source: Ørsted

PGNiG to buy Danish offshore gas from Ørsted

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed a deal to sell gas to Polish oil and gas company PGNiG under a multi-year contract.

Ørsted said on Wednesday that the deal was made with PGNiG’s Supply & Trading subsidiary (PST).  

Under the agreement Ørsted will, from 2023 to 2028, resell some of the natural gas that it receives from the Danish part of the North Sea to PGNiG.

According to the company, in the period from 1 January 2023 to 1 October 2028, PGNiG expects to buy around 70 TWh of the natural gas that Ørsted purchases from the Dansk Underground Consortium (DUC) under a long-term gas purchase agreement.

The agreement is based on existing natural gas purchase agreements that Ørsted is still party to. Today, Ørsted invests exclusively in clean energy and does no longer have any oil and natural gas production.

Ørsted does not enter into new gas purchase agreements and does not renew existing long-term gas purchase agreements“, the company stated.

It is worth reminding that, in the past, Ørsted operated both oil and gas fields under the name of Dong Energy.

Also, Ørsted said that, when production resumes from the Tyra field in mid-2022, production of natural gas in the Danish North Sea would exceed Denmark’s demand for natural gas.

In related company news, PGNiG Supply & Trading (PST) last week signed a contract for the sales and purchase of natural gas produced on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with Aker BP.

PGNiGstated that the supply of gas started in October 2020. In the future, the contracted natural gas may be transported by the Baltic Pipe to the Polish market, as well as to other countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

In addition to the Norwegian Continental Shelf, PGNiG is actively pursuing expansion in the Central and Eastern Europe wholesale gas markets. In 2020, the company started trading in the Czech and Slovak markets and is about to enter the Hungarian market.