Today German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck and Polish Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa met via video link to sign a Joint Declaration to deepen the existing cooperation between their countries in the field of security of oil supply. Germany and Poland recognised the interdependency of the Polish and eastern German oil markets both in relation to the oil products as well as to jointly used crude oil infrastructure. By signing the Declaration, both sides aim to safeguard the operation of the Polish refineries in Gdańsk and Płock and the German refineries in Schwedt and Leuna and to ensure they are supplied with sufficient amounts of crude oil. Habeck and Moskwa encouraged bilateral investments, trade and the cooperation between German and Polish oil companies in order to maximise the use of their infrastructure and strengthen energy security.

Minister Moskwa: “This declaration affirms our common will to cooperate in order to optimise the conditions for oil supplies to Polish and German refineries which are connected to the Polish pipeline system. It helps to optimise the conditions for fuel supplies to customers in both countries. This cooperation strengthens Poland’s role in German energy security at the same time as improving our own security. I hope that this declaration will boost the development of joint projects and investments between Polish and German companies.”

Minister Habeck: “I expressly welcome the collaboration between oil companies in Poland and Germany as there is a great need for cooperation. Phasing out Russian crude oil is a challenge for refineries in both Poland and Germany. This declaration is an important step and strengthens the energy security of Poland and Germany."

The text of the joint declaration (MoU) can be found here.