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April 13, 2021

Energy Minister agrees with Romanian know-how being “loaned” to Poles

Energy Minister Victor Grigorescu (photo) met His Excellency Mr. Marcin Wilczek, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Romania, the institution informs. The meeting occasioned an exchange of information on the main aspects of the energy policy in the two countries, which seeks to ensure independence and security in the domain, and on collaboration within the European Union.

H.E. Marcin Wilczek , the head of the Polish diplomatic mission to Romania, made statements about his country’s stance on some projects that seek to transport natural gas to Western Europe and deemed that there are opportunities of cooperation between Romania and Poland in the energy domain.

In his turn, Minister Victor Grigorescu presented the process of drafting Romania’s Energy Strategy 2016-2030, as well as aspects concerning the development of the infrastructure that would ensure the interconnection of the national energy network with the European energy network, especially in the natural gas domain (the BRUA project).

“We express our openness toward developing cooperation and dialogue at the level of government and energy regulatory institutions as well as that of energy companies. Cooperation can be done in various domains such as the harmonization of positions in Energy Union negotiations, but also on a point-by-point basis in tackling some bilateral projects in which the tradition and expertise of one side can lead to gain and benefits for both partners,” Minister Victor Grigorescu stated. The Romanian official concretely mentioned the Romanian specialists’ experience in the oil and gas domain, as well as the Poland specialists’ experience in the coal domain.

Minister Grigorescu was spot-on, since the first generations of Polish oil workers were formed in Romanian schools, namely at the Oil and Gas Institute. Let us continue to loan our oil and gas know-how to the Poles, in return for Silesian coal.

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