Poland is ready to supply Belarus with oil in order to help the country gain energy independence from Russia, said Piotr Naimski, Poland’s energy tsar, after he met with U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette in Washington D.C.
During the talks, the two countries discussed LNG gas imports from the U.S. to Poland, but Piotr Naimski stressed that they also discussed shipping energy supplies to Belarus. He said that Poland was willing to help with supplies to that country if they are needed.
After the visit of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Belarus, the U.S. gave a green light for oil deliveries to Belarus.
Naimski explained that Polish-Belarussian cooperation would start as soon as Belarus makes oil purchases, which it will want to see delivered to its refineries. Poland will be able to use its supply systems to help.
Naimski said that these talks also covered cybersecurity and new technologies for limiting emissions in extracting coal.
Poland wants to build nuclear reactors
The Polish energy minister confirmed also that Poland was committed to building six to nine large nuclear reactors during the next 20 years.
This nuclear program will be important to reduce emissions and meet Poland’s energy needs. Poland and the U.S. have been in ongoing talks about supplying nuclear technology to Poland.