How Kiev wants to destroy Gazprom's monopoly in Russia itself


An interesting turn has been outlined in the history of the transit of Russian gas to Europe. One gets the impression that Ukraine, or rather the forces behind it, have decided to use the unique market situation in order to destroy Gazprom's monopoly in Russia itself.


And the situation is really difficult. On the one hand, the Nord Stream 2 bypass pipeline is still dead weight at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. On the other hand, the winter of 2020-2021 turned out to be unusually cold, especially in contrast to the previous one. The Arctic cold goes to North America, Europe and Asia. In sunny Madrid, snowstorms are sweeping, a half-meter layer of snow has fallen. The consumption of all types of fuel has skyrocketed: in Germany, gas prices may surpass the 2012 record, Scandinavia is reducing electricity exports, and in the UK, the cost of electricity is rising in leaps and bounds. People are forced to intensify the heating of premises, therefore, the demand has grown even for coal that has become unfashionable. Against the background of frost, the export of coal from Russia to Europe became profitable again.

Against this background, the problems of neighboring Ukraine worsened, which for political reasons refused to buy gas in our country directly, preferring to buy it from Poland, Slovakia and Hungary at a premium. Since the “invisible hand of the market” sent LNG tankers from Europe to Asia, where prices for it are higher, Nezalezhnaya faced the problem of a shortage of “blue fuel”, and its population faced higher tariffs. The latter have already led to massive protests. The decision to return to direct purchases from Gazprom naturally suggests itself, but Kiev came up with a different, curious initiative. Yuri Vitrenko, the former head of Naftogaz and now the acting Minister of Energy Nezalezhnaya, made the following proposal:

Unblocking of gas transit from Central Asia, gas export by independent companies from Russia, transfer of gas transmission points to European buyers of Gazprom's gas. This will also almost automatically significantly reduce the price of gas on the wholesale market ... Realistically, only Naftogaz has legal opportunities to put pressure on Gazprom on these issues.

It is about allowing access to the Russian pipeline system leading through Ukraine to Europe, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. It is also assumed that other gas producing companies operating in Russia will be able to use Gazprom's transit capacities. An interesting turn, because in fact we are facing the liberalization of the domestic gas market. But there is one problem.

It is not for nothing that Gazprom is called a monopoly, since only it has the right to export "blue fuel" to Europe through the existing gas pipelines, and the state corporation must hold on to death for its exclusive position. Russia has not signed the European Energy Charter, and it can itself establish the rules for trade in energy resources on its territory. But now it seems that our Western partners do not mind using the situation in order to revise the rules of the game in their favor.

About why Gazprom itself, which is experiencing ever-increasing financial problems, can expect "liberalization", expressed in its fragmentation and privatization of the most tasty morsels, we told earlier. It is possible that the management of the state corporation may receive a compromise proposal: they will be allowed to complete the construction of Nord Stream 2 and launch it at half of the planned capacity in order to give the Kremlin face to be saved in this outright failed project. The pipeline will receive an exemption from the Third Energy Package, and Russian gas will go through it bypassing Ukraine. In exchange, Gazprom will have to move slightly and allow other suppliers to the pipeline going through Independence Square to Europe, which will replace the lost volumes.

Whether it is true or not, we will see very soon. But the fact that Gazprom will not be left alone, knocking out new concessions from it, is a fact.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 19 January 2021 11: 09
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    How Kiev wants

    At this point, you can put an end and start laughing.

    It is about allowing access to the Russian pipeline system leading through Ukraine to Europe, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

    This is not news, they have long wanted it, but things are still there. From a dead donkey's ears to them and not Central Asian gas. All hopes were dashed with Russia's rejection of the energy charter.
    By the way, a curious situation. Russia is striving to stretch its pipes to Europe and, even with a slip, it succeeds. (The resumption of construction of the SP-2 will begin on January 25th. The Danes are talking about this), Russian gas along the southern route is already in Serbia. Europe, in its striving to bypass Russia, has not advanced a single millimeter. At the same time, they diligently pour into our ears how everyone puts shoes on us.
    I think the author will be interested in watching this video, interesting information on certification and withdrawal from the project of a Danish company hi

  2. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 19 January 2021 11: 16
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    a compromise proposal: he will be allowed to complete the construction of Nord Stream 2 and launch it at half of its planned capacity, in order to give the Kremlin face to be saved in this outright failed project.

    Well yes! They create difficulties for SP2 and then offer to solve them at the expense of Russia!). I think Russia will not agree to these conditions. Russia will reorient its gas to Asia faster than it will allow foreign gas to enter its territory and will play by the rules of Ukraine and the EU. By the way, gas in Asia is more expensive than in Europe.
  3. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 19 January 2021 11: 33
    +1
    Do Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have the necessary gas volumes for non-brothers? Huh?
    There, China rakes out almost everything, and even if there is a surplus.
    1. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 19 January 2021 19: 36
      +1
      Do Turkmen and Kazakh gas have access to the Gazprom pipeline? And how can this even look like? This, apparently, is another fancy of the adornments to dispose of what does not belong to them.
    2. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 20 January 2021 03: 25
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      And Pakistan and India border on China, they also need gas.
      Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are next to them, and there they go.
  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 19 January 2021 13: 41
    +1
    https://neftegaz.ru/news/gazoraspredelenie/651160-gazifikatsiya-vostochnogo-kazakhstana-mozhet-byt-osushchestvlena-za-schet-gazoprovoda-iz-rossii-no-n/
    This is probably the answer to the new "everything is gone!"
  5. Elena Ushkova Offline Elena Ushkova
    Elena Ushkova (Elena Ushkova) 19 January 2021 14: 00
    +3
    Aha, wait, gentlemen, Ukrainians of the next peremogi. So far, Gazprom has warned Europe that it may suspend JV2 construction due to political pressure. Why should our Government destroy its economy on its territory to please Europe and Ukraine?
  6. Evgeny Zhevlonenko (Evgeny Zhevlonenko) 19 January 2021 17: 19
    +5
    Gas from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan already has access to the Russian pipeline, but in the form of Gazprom's property. He has been buying the missing capacity for a long time and reselling them to Europe.
  7. Evgeny Zhevlonenko (Evgeny Zhevlonenko) 19 January 2021 17: 21
    +4
    It seems to me that they will complete the construction without permission, and the weather will hurry the Europeans, showing that it is better to have another, albeit half-empty, pipe.
  8. Valery Radevich Offline Valery Radevich
    Valery Radevich (Valery Radevich) 19 January 2021 18: 54
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    I am surprised that such news is of general interest to anyone else. At first I was curious “What's new in the insane asylum?” But then I got tired.
  9. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 19 January 2021 18: 57
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    How Kiev wants to destroy Gazprom's monopoly in Russia itself

    - You read here ... here ... read here ... - Again sheer ossification ... of the brain ...
    - All as rested against these pipes ... horns and hooves ... and never from a place ... - Well .., of course ... - because the year of the Bull ... no matter how ...
    - Only now, personally, I would have acted differently ... - in the place of China ... - maybe he will do so ...
    - China has already cut a route to Europe, across the whole of Russia ...
    - And what a hell of a gas pipelines to China ... After all, giant trucks-tractors (or even whole road trains); loaded with LNG containers (of different capacities) can be transported to Europe ... - anywhere and as much of this LNG ... - right to the "consumer's doorstep" .... - And China can charge its own LNG in China "; maybe in Kazakhstan to create an LNG production and production of containers for its transportation; maybe create all this in Turkmenistan ...
    - So ... - what are the problems ??? - How much is needed ... so much will be delivered to Europe ... -directly to the "place of consumption" ...
    - This little-minded Gazprom is all rushing about with its pipelines ... - and it will rush ... and flap its wings ... - That's really ... really ... - you can't think of anything more stupid ... - so China will order everything for them ...
    1. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 19 January 2021 19: 39
      +1
      Well, who's a little smart is easy to understand by reading your opus.
      1. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 19 January 2021 20: 15
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        - What ??? -Opus, popus, focus ... is a little ... or a lot ... For you ... it is obvious that only one thing ...
        - It's like a niche perfume ... - they are not for everyone and not for everyone ... - Stay as you are ...
        - This is a seeming attempt at "cleverness" ... - Not so easy for you ... - The attempt is not valid ... - Alas ...
        1. Sergejluf Offline Sergejluf
          Sergejluf (Sergei) 24 January 2021 18: 02
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          It's like with the Druzhba oil pipe: some insignificant campaign from central Russia “farted” and all the oil in Druzhba became not of high quality for Belarus and Poland. And why was Russia responsible for everything !? All pipes must be from Gazprom. And if Gazprom buys something extra from someone. volumes, then he will check their quality 100 times!
  10. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
    igor.igorev (Igor) 19 January 2021 21: 13
    +1
    And what are the growing problems for Gazprom? Can I get more details from this place? One last year was unsuccessful and the Ukrainians started jumping from this with joy that Russia is falling apart. But this winter came and everything returned to its former course. Gas prices are very high.
  11. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 19 January 2021 22: 47
    +1
    In this case, Ukraine can receive from the Russian Federation what it has been doing for many years. The tariff for transit through the Russian Federation for the Banderaites can grow abruptly, and gas is lost somewhere in the vastness of the Russian Federation, no worse than the Russian ZAZ was lost all this time in the vastness of Ukraine. Here, gentlemen, UKROPs are not only business, but also personal ... What you have brewed yourself, then eat until it gets up across your throat and after it gets up eat.
  12. Division Offline Division
    Division (Division) 19 January 2021 23: 19
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    Wishlist is described as fact. And all this is like anlize.
  13. NoN importa Offline NoN importa
    NoN importa (NoN importa) 20 January 2021 06: 13
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    Quote: gorenina91
    - What ??? -Opus, popus, focus ... is a little ... or a lot ... For you ... it is obvious that only one thing ...
    - It's like a niche perfume ... - they are not for everyone and not for everyone ... - Stay as you are ...
    - This is a seeming attempt at "cleverness" ... - Not so easy for you ... - The attempt is not valid ... - Alas ...

    an always toxic Gorenina with an always minuscule opinion. Topcore tradition
  14. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 20 January 2021 16: 12
    +1
    MOROZ will improve Gazprom's affairs and concessions will be made by europpa
  15. Alexander Gorev Offline Alexander Gorev
    Alexander Gorev (Alexander Gorev) 20 January 2021 19: 17
    +1
    It was already 20 years ago, but there was nothing but Ukraine's debts. Well, if Gazprom needs additional gas, then yes, you can buy it from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, etc. Author read the story
  16. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
    Rashid116 (Rashid) 24 January 2021 09: 22
    +1
    And that all of you, ordinary people, are so concerned about cheap gas that does not belong to us. "We" have already chosen our share, but what about the children and grandchildren? Concerns everything else. It is clear that our leadership does not care, they do not gather here zhit.Already they recruited nedvig there and attached the kids. Do you seriously believe that in this situation they will tear everything for themselves for "this country"?