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LPG market

In 2017 one could observe further growth of consumption on the market of LPG. According to the latest data published by POPiHN for 2017, the consumption in this period grew by 4% and amounted 4.8 million m3. The segment structure of the LPG market in 2017 did not change significantly compared to the previous year. Still the majority of it constitutes autogas.

Similarly to the previous years the majority of the national demand is satisfied by import, mainly from Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. In 2017 import of LPG amounted 4.1 million m3 and constituted 85% of the national demand, and its share in consumption grew in the analysed period by 1 percentage point yoy.

The number of entities that import LPG to Poland is constantly influenced by the amendment to the Energy law in the scope of concessions for trading liquid fuels with abroad (OPZ). According to it, since 2016 the condition for obtaining the concession is lodging by the importer of a security of an amount equal to PLN 10 million for purposes of possible payments connected with the performed activity.

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