Poland to Become Azerbaijan's Key Energy Partner Polish Economy Minister
The Southern Caucasus state of Azerbaijan is a key energy partner for Poland who has recently joined the European Union (E.U.), Polish Economy Minister Piotr Wozniak said on 12 September following talks in Warsaw with Azeri Economic Development Minister Heydar Babayev, Trend reports.
Wozniak convened the first meeting of a Polish-Azeri inter-governmental committee which focused on economic co-operation, particularly with regards to oil sales.
The Odessa-Brody leg of the pipeline across Ukraine was completed in 2002, and Poland now hopes to use the E.U. structural funds to complete the Brody-Plock leg of the project which it considers strategic in terms of its energy policy.
The completed pipeline would supply PKN Orlen, Central Europe's leading fuels refiner and distributor, with Caspian crude.