Warsaw fears early transit of Russian gas


The Polish media expresses concerns about a possible reduction or even termination of gas transit from Russia through the Yamal gas pipeline. The transit agreement expires on May 18, there is no new agreement yet, and it is not known whether gas transit from Russia will continue under the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic and the European gas storages are full of “blue fuel”.


The epidemic of the new virus sharply reduced the export of fuel from the Russian Federation to Europe due to a decrease in gas demand in the countries of the Old World - many industrial enterprises are frozen, production is limited. In addition, gas storages are currently full - Europeans were afraid of stopping gas transportation from Russia through Ukraine and made large reserves, which were not very reduced due to the fact that last winter was relatively mild.

The Polish publication Interia emphasizes that due to the reduction in European demand, Gazprom has great flexibility in choosing gas transportation routes. In addition to the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2, Russia will also have a continuation of the Turkish Stream, which will be able to supply fuel to the south and southeast of Europe.

Gazprom has not yet explained the possible steps after May 18, and it is not clear to official Warsaw whether the Russian gas supplier is going to freeze supplies to the Yamal via Poland. Due to the continuing tensions between the two countries, Russia may add to its economic decisions political color.
  • Used photos: gazprom.com
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  1. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 6 May 2020 17: 58
    +1
    And let the Psheks from ukrov ask how to establish a reverse from Europe, the pots have already learned this.
    1. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
      sharp-lad (Oleg) 6 May 2020 20: 56
      +2
      This “reverse” is possible only if there is transit from Russia, in its absence it is necessary to reverse the entire gas pipeline infrastructure, which takes time and investment.
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 7 May 2020 21: 25
        +1
        Quote: sharp-lad
        It is necessary to reverse the entire gas pipeline infrastructure, which takes time and investment.

        Unscrew 4 vents, 4 wraps. And the compressor station will work in reverse. Such a regime is provided for at all intermediate stations - to pump gas from the emergency or reconstructed section.
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  3. Anjero Offline Anjero
    Anjero (Anjero) 7 May 2020 07: 47
    0
    Tales for what to tell? Poles and Gazprom signed a transit agreement, with 65 billion cubic meters annually. Moreover, the price is 4 times less than that of Ukraine.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 8 May 2020 12: 36
      +3
      Can I link? As far as I know from the media, the contract expires on May 18 and will not be extended. The tariff for pumping is 4 times cheaper than through Ukraine, and therefore is by far the most profitable for Gazprom.
  4. Why do Poles need gas?
    For better health
    cow shit fit them!
  5. Oswa Offline Oswa
    Oswa (Svetlana) 9 May 2020 19: 45
    +2
    Gazprom bought transit by 6,1 billion cubic meters in the 3rd quarter, reducing the load to 74%.
    Curious moment: on the PIGNG website

    http://pgnig.pl/aktualnosci/-/news-list/id/oswiadczenie-woli-zakonczenia-kontraktu-jamalskiego-z-dniem-31-grudnia-2022-roku/newsGroupId/10184/

    - it is written that on 15.11.2019, a PIGNG statement was sent to Gazprom about its intention to terminate the contract for the purchase of gas at the GTU Yamal from 31.12.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 May 2020 23: 39
      +3
      This has been known for a long time. In any case, half a year for sure. Poland counts on the Norwegian pipeline and the American liquefied.
      What prices will be in 2022, no one knows. In any case, liquefied below 80-100 dollars will not be. This is unprofitable. In Europe, a hub in the Netherlands is sold cheaper. About 70-80 dollars.
      If the Poles like to overpay, then this is their business.