MOSCOW, Sep 22 — PRIME. More than 70 percent of Polish residents believe that their country is poorly prepared for a possible energy crisis. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Pollster Institute for the publication Super Express among 1075 people.
According to the data, when asked how well Poland prepared for the energy crisis, 71 percent of respondents answered “badly”, 26 percent chose the option “good”, and another 13 percent found it difficult to answer.
As the authors of the study noted, there is a shortage of coal in the country, and imported fuel is of poor quality.
“It is not known whether there will be a shortage of gas in the winter, since the government has not yet concluded contracts for the supply of this fuel through the Baltic Pipe pipeline. In addition, electricity bills will increase in January,” the materials say.
Analysts believe that such a situation could negatively affect the rating of the ruling PiS party.
Poland in April this year imposed an embargo on the import of coal from Russia as part of European sanctions. The ban applies to both public and private companies. As a result, the country faced a shortage of this energy resource and a sharp increase in its cost: a ton of coal from private suppliers rose to $640.