Following Ukraine, Poland may lose Russian gas transit


In recent years, Warsaw has been playing a very risky energy game, sometimes copying the actions of Kiev. As a result, Poland, after Ukraine, may lose a part of Russian gas transit.


On July 6, 2020, the Polish gas transmission operator Gaz-System decided to hold fifteen annual auctions (for the period 2021–2035) to reserve transit capacities for the section of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline passing through Poland. Moreover, the Poles offered to book only the gas supply through the entry point of Kondratka on the border with Belarus. The Poles “forgot” about booking gas volumes at the exit point of Malnov on the German border.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the Russian Gazprom took part only in the first, very strange auction and booked a “transit” from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. At the same time, Gazprom recorded a pumping of 78 million cubic meters. m of gas per day, or just over 28 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year. In fact, Gazprom reserved only a part of the transit - “entrance to Poland”, and it is not known when the Poles deign to auction “exit to Germany”. Moreover, gas consumption in Poland is 19,7 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year.

For clarity, the design capacity of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, through which gas from Russia goes to Germany, through Belarus and Poland, is 32,9 billion cubic meters. m per year. However, in reality, and this has been tested in practice, 34.7 billion cubic meters can be pumped through this gas pipeline. m of gas per year.

All the other annual auctions mentioned above, on the effectiveness of which the Poles hoped for, did not take place, since Gazprom simply did not participate in them. There were no other companies interested in this gas pipeline.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 7 July 2020 13: 48
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    Russian Gazprom took part only in the first, very strange auction and booked a “transit” from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. At the same time, Gazprom recorded a pumping of 78 million cubic meters. m of gas per day, or just over 28 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year. In fact, Gazprom reserved only a part of the transit - “entrance to Poland”, and it is not known when the Poles deign to auction “exit to Germany”. Moreover, gas consumption in Poland is 19,7 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year.

    - It's strange ... - why the entire pumping volume is not fixed ...- well, at least 32,9 billion cubic meters. m ???
    - Who does Russia want to punish ...- all the same Lukashenko .. or Poland ??? - Or those and these at once ... - let them say ... they are now ... - they arrange a showdown ... among themselves ...
  2. GRF Offline
    GRF 7 July 2020 14: 29
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    Normally, contract terms are shortened. At such a pace, you can soon be monthly, see ... weekly, daily, hourly ...
    Wow, what a “predictable” future awaits us all ... but should we all go further and let Gazprom begin selling gas to customers at the exit points from its pipe? Let European buyers tumble themselves with their intermediaries, to the point of complete dizziness ...
  3. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 7 July 2020 15: 40
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    Yes figs with them, even if they carry dung with tankers. Here, with Denmark, the beginning of work on the Nord Stream was agreed upon just now. To finish and forget about the lords.
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  5. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 8 July 2020 14: 25
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    I agree! I support! American hemorrhoids from NATO will soon come to them all the same, let everyone grab a cylinder of exceptional gas from the USA.