Russia ahead of the USA in terms of LNG supplies to Europe


Despite its ambitions in the European gas market, which may result in sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream contractors, the United States is not yet in a position to oppose Russian LNG.


During an interview with the TV channel RBC Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Russia has overtaken the United States in recent years in terms of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies to Europe.

Russian media cite the words of the head of the energy department:

We are far ahead of the United States in terms of LNG supplies. Our share is 20% of LNG supplies to Europe, for Americans it is 13%. At the same time, two or three years ago, we practically did not supply LNG. Due to the introduction of new projects, almost 12-13 million tons are supplied to us. And if we take, for example, the USA, their growth over two years amounted to from 4-5 to 9 million tons.


Novak also said that currently both the consumption of liquefied gas and the number of countries consuming LNG are growing. According to him, the number of countries that have begun to use LNG has doubled.

The official noted that with a decrease in the share of oil and coal in the energy balance, the share of gas will increase, and the methods of gas production and processing that are used today will only contribute to the growth of its share in the global energy balance.
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  1. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 23 December 2019 17: 32
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    Novak also said that currently both the consumption of liquefied gas and the number of countries consuming LNG are growing. According to him, the number of countries that have begun to use LNG has doubled.
    The official noted that with a decrease in the share of oil and coal in the energy balance, the share of gas will increase, and the methods of gas production and processing that are used today will only contribute to the growth of its share in the global energy balance.

    - Yes, the Americans again simply "catch and substitute" the entire Russian economy ...
    - Of course, it is obvious that Americans are no rivals for Russia in the production of LNG and saturation of LNG of the global society ...
    Obviously, the whole US strategy is designed for this ... -to lead Russia into a dead end ...
    - When all spoiled Zap. Europe will finally get hooked on LNG (already well hooked); then Russia, following the requests of Zap. Europe, will simply rebuild its entire economy for the production and delivery of LNG ... -Whole Russian regions, in order to save their status quo ... will simply have to work on coal (boiler houses, power plants, thermal basic heating systems, autonomous hot water supply systems, etc. heating in remote regions and settlements ... etc, etc.) ... -Otherwise, you will have to close coal mines and generally set the task of eliminating the Russian coal industry, as such ... -The whole huge regional areas of the Russian territories will be left without industry and jobs ... -Kemerovo region (Kuzbass), the Komi Republic (Vorkuta, Inta); Krasnoyarsk Territory (Nazarovsky coal mine); Trans-Baikal Territory (SUEK, Open-pit mine Tunguisky, Chitaugol, Open-pit mine Kharanorsky, Open-pit mine department Urtuiskoye); Yakutia (Yakutugol, Kolmar, Mechel, Elgaugol); Sakhalin Region ( Eastern Mining Company "," Sakhalinugol "," Uglegorskugol ".); Primorsky Territory (" Primorskugol "," Dalyinvestugol ".), Etc ... etc ... -Well, somewhere they will leave coal mining for blast furnaces ... but nothing more ...
    - This is how more than half of Russia will simply be "superfluous" ...
    - Already today coal has nowhere to go and the task is to "load" the Russian coal industry ... - And when LNG production gains power, then all the frail Russian production and the entire stunted Russian industry can overtake ... a collapse ...
    1. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) 23 December 2019 20: 12
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      gorenina91 (irina) When the whole spoiled Zap. Europe finally sits on LNG (already well hooked)

      I noticed that you write this at any opportunity in your comments to the news, where LNG is somehow mentioned ...
    2. Victor N Offline Victor N
      Victor N (Victor n) 24 December 2019 10: 38
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      And what do you propose to do? Does everyone start crying? In Donbass, the closure of unprofitable mines was artificially delayed, huge funds for subsidies were left, but still had to be closed.
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  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 December 2019 08: 57
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    In principle, everything seems to be true. It’s even strange ...
  5. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 24 December 2019 10: 32
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    Good result. The point is not that they were ahead of the United States, but that they were able to quickly master production in very difficult conditions, and gained a foothold in the market.