Gazprom continues to empty gas storage facilities in Europe ahead of coming frosts


Gas levels in European UGS facilities have dropped to about 50 percent of their full capacity. According to the Gas Infrastructure Europe portal, on Thursday, February 4, the occupancy of European underground gas storage facilities averaged 49,83 percent. This was the result of a decrease by Gazprom in the volume of gas supplies to European consumers.


In Germany, the level of gas reserves has dropped to about 42 percent, in France - to 40, Ukraine's underground storage facilities are still filled by 52 percent.

Gas storage facilities in Europe are emptying due to the fact that Gazprom directs the main gas flows to the region of North-East Asia, where gas prices have soared to $ 1000 per thousand cubic meters due to unexpected cold weather. Before the situation with fuel in this region of the world normalizes, the Russian gas corporation needs to reduce stocks in European terminals, otherwise the American LNG going to Europe will lower the spot gas prices.

According to Sergey Kapitonov, gas analyst at the Skolkovo Energy Center of Energy Center, there are not much more than 70 days left in the storage facilities of the EU countries at the current rate of gas use. Moreover, Gazprom continues to devastate European UGS facilities before the onset of frost - next week meteorologists promise a strong cooling by European standards - up to minus 10 degrees, and in Eastern Europe at night the temperature may drop to minus 15 degrees.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 5 February 2021 16: 47
    -7
    Gazprom continues to empty gas storage facilities in Europe ahead of coming frosts

    - This topic was quite recently ...
    - But the questions to "this topic" ... - remained the same ...
    1. How does Gazprom physically empty the UGS facilities in Europe ???
    - Well, Gazprom pumped out some amount of gas from the underground storage facilities in Europe (if it was allowed access there) ... - and then what ???
    - 2. How can this be transported back to Russia ??? - On pipelines working "in the opposite direction" ??? - Or pump it out with the help of specialized rolling stock and take it away to the territory of Russia, because where is it ... - this "pumped out and UGS facility gas" to put on the territory of Europe ???
    - 3. Well, they brought and delivered this "pumped out and UGS facility" gas to Russia ... - And what to do with it here ??? - Where to upload it ???
    - So what is next

    Gas storage facilities in Europe are emptying due to the fact that Gazprom directs the main gas flows to the region of North-East Asia

    - 4. How does "Gazprom" at the same time "direct the main gas flows to the region of North-East Asia" ??? - There are special delivery vehicles for this ??? - Or are there urgently built specially new gas pipelines and pumping stations ... - exactly for "this case" ??? - Or on cars ???
    - 5. Damn ... - where is Zap Europe (where gas was allegedly pumped out of the UGS facility) ... and where is the "region of North-East Asia" "(where, supposedly ... this gas was delivered) ...
    - 6. Who in general is here ... - this whole "absurdity of this topic" will explain, provide technical justification, somehow logically link it with reality ???
    1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
      igor.igorev (Igor) 5 February 2021 23: 09
      +2
      Stupid, Gazprom makes you eat up gas reserves. And no one knows whether there will be new acquisitions. If the SP-2 is not completed, then Europe, like the Ukrainians, will be heated with dung. And we will send gas to where they pay more for it. Capitalism however.
      1. Cherry Offline Cherry
        Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 6 February 2021 06: 33
        +1
        Most likely, Gazprom vacates UGS facilities to the technological minimum and will try to fill them at the current price, in my opinion.
        1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
          igor.igorev (Igor) 6 February 2021 21: 18
          +2
          Gazprom is simply becoming indifferent to Europe. There is an Asian market where there is not so much liberda, there are normal business people. And let Europe be warmed up in leaps, no one will persuade her to build the SP-2 and fill the underground storage facilities. They do not want and do not need to.
    2. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 5 February 2021 23: 18
      +2
      Irina, tell me honestly. Are you blonde?
    3. Dear sofa expert. 6 February 2021 01: 16
      +4
      1. How does Gazprom physically empty the UGS facilities in Europe ???
      - Well, Gazprom pumped out some amount of gas from the underground storage facilities in Europe (if it was allowed access there) ... - and then what ???

      In Germany, Gazprom, as a co-investor, has access to the active capacity of the Reden, Etzel, Jemgum and Katarina underground gas storage facilities (UGS). Together with German companies, the Gazprom Group participates in the Haidach UGS facility in Austria.

      https://www.gazprom.ru/projects/germany/

      It will pump out everything from there for the needs of the Europeans, the gas in the European UGS facilities will run out (it will need to be refilled).

      How to transport this gas back to Russia ???

      Who told you that gas will be transported to Russia?)))
      It's all there and it will be used up (in 70 days)

      How does Gazprom "direct the main gas flows to the region of North-East Asia"

      UGS facilities in Europe are emptying, and Russia, at this time, directs gas flows from the fields not to Europe, but to another region. (Asia).

      Damn ... - where is Zap Europe (where gas was allegedly pumped out of the underground storage facility) ... - and where is the "region of North-East Asia" "

      Gas was pumped out of Western European UGS facilities to Europe, and the UGS facilities were emptied, and at this time, gas from Russian fields was sent instead of the European one to the Asian direction.)

      Who in general is here ... - this whole "absurdity of this topic" will explain, provide technical justifications, somehow logically link it with reality ???

      Why do you need this? You have your own logic, female. )
    4. FrankyStein Offline FrankyStein
      FrankyStein (FrankyStein) 6 February 2021 02: 57
      +2
      In general, Gazprom does not need anyone's permission, it buys storage volumes, and in some cases has ownership of the storage facility itself. And no one will try to transport gas from these storages to the Russian Federation, since this is not physically possible. For what purpose Gazprom screwed on the valve, one can only guess, it is possible that the price does not go down, because if the storage facilities are full, and there is still US LNG on the way, as follows from the article, speculators will take this into account and start selling contracts and the price will go down. What is said in the article about the direction of Gazprom's flows to Asia is absolutely absurd. Gazprom does not have such an opportunity. At least for now.
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 6 February 2021 07: 50
        -3
        In general, Gazprom does not need anyone's permission, it buys storage volumes, and in some cases has ownership of the storage facility itself. And no one will try to transport gas from these storages to the Russian Federation, since this is not physically possible.

        - This is already "warmer" ... - But the fact that Gazprom "in some cases has ownership of the storage facility itself" ... is still "desirable" and not "real" ... - Besides these allegedly Gazprom's UGS facilities may be located very far from European UGS facilities ... - and how can it be delivered from point A to point B - and even through the territory of hostile unfriendly Western Europe, which is not at all happy with such "Gazprom manipulations" .. .on its own Western European territory ...

        What is said in the article about the direction of Gazprom's flows to Asia is absolutely absurd. Gazprom does not have such an opportunity. At least for now.

        - Well, at least someone found reasonable and adequate ... - it's you, FrankyStein (FrankyStein)
        - However, you are a person ... mmmm ... not at all brave ... - read my comment ... - most likely they gave me a minus (because - there is not a single plus) ... - I personally do not care for a long time to "similar ratings" (these minuses are simply worthless ... - just like zeros)) ... - but this "characterizes" you yourself ...
        - Okay ... - I'll give you a plus ... - for "adequacy" ...
    5. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 6 February 2021 06: 34
      +1
      Just a stream of unconsciousness. You stop taking these pills.
    6. polev66 Offline polev66
      polev66 (Alexander) 6 February 2021 07: 14
      +1
      it's good to be dumb. where does the transportation to Russia? gas shortage means a rise in prices. they will run the pipe to the maximum through Poland and sp1, through the south stream and that's it, they will have enough, and Gazprom gesheft will get into the treasury and for development
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 6 February 2021 08: 56
        -4
        it's good to be dumb. where does the transportation to Russia?

        - Obviously, yes ... - And personally I'm glad for you ... - it's easier for you ...

        gas shortage means a rise in prices. will launch the pipe to the maximum through Poland and sp1, through the south stream and that's it, they will have enough, and Gazprom gesheft will get into the treasury and for development

        - Through Poland ??? - Well, here, personally, I'm glad for you again ... - it's about "being stupid" ...
        - Yes, Poland is just waiting ... - how would Gazprom "do well" ... - all for the sake of "Gazprom's gesheft" ... - Hahah ...
        - Well, they finally waited ... - and Poland, and "South Stream" and Zap Europe ... - everyone started working for Gazprom ... - And old man Biden ... - just "left with a nose" .. -Hahah ...
        - Did you just "joke humor", or what ???
        1. polev66 Offline polev66
          polev66 (Alexander) 10 February 2021 19: 10
          -1
          another portion of delirium
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    8. Elen_msk Offline Elen_msk
      Elen_msk (Elena Belyakova) 6 February 2021 10: 07
      +1
      Deushka, underdelivery!
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 6 February 2021 08: 37
    -2
    In Germany, Gazprom, as a co-investor, has access to the active capacity of the Reden, Etzel, Jemgum and Katarina underground gas storage facilities (UGS). Together with German companies, the Gazprom Group participates in the Haidach UGS facility in Austria.

    - So what ???

    It will pump out everything from there for the needs of the Europeans, the gas in the European UGS facilities will run out (it will need to be refilled).

    Who told you that gas will be transported to Russia?)))
    It's all there and it will be used up (in 70 days)

    - It's strange to read this ... - Well, they pumped out the gas ... - and then what ??? - And what to do with it there in Europe ??? - Is that firewood, or what ???
    - And this pumped-out gas will be heaped ... like wood and it will lie for 70 days; and the Europeans will come and buy this (this firewood) in armfuls for heating, until this gas (this "pile of firewood") runs out ... - So also you will have to pay for storing these "firewood" in Western Europe (and will they still be allowed to store it there) ... - especially since Zap Europe does not welcome such manipulations by Gazprom (and even on its territory) ... - does not welcome at all, ...
    - No, well .... - just no words ... - It doesn't even work "to laugh or cry" ... - it turns out to "laugh and cry at the same time" ... - Hahah ...

    Gas was pumped out of Western European UGS facilities to Europe, and the UGS facilities were emptied, and at that time, gas from Russian fields was sent instead of the European one to the Asian direction.

    - Sent "how", "on what", "with the help of what" ??? - Sent - on carts, on dog sleds, on helicopters ??? - Or urgently and urgently built new gas pipelines ???
    - And there is a more precise address, except for "to the Asian direction" ???
    - There is the Power of Siberia gas pipeline operating "in this direction" ... - For this, agreements have been concluded, contracts for the supply of Russian gas, a price has been set for these volumes of supplies ...
    - The project of laying a gas pipeline from the Russian Federation through the DPRK to South Korea is still under discussion ...
    - What other "Asian direction" can we talk about ??? - Probably to Kazakhstan ... or to Turkmenistan ??? - Hahah ...
    - Damn, you read here ... here ... here ... - Well, this is just for fun you can write ...
    - Well, it made me laugh ... - Hahah ...
  3. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) 7 February 2021 20: 01
    0
    Gazprom continues to empty gas storage facilities in Europe ahead of the coming frosts.

    Before my eyes a living picture, Miller and Zubkov are sitting on the roof of the storehouse and frantically opening the valves, now and then glancing at the clock, now at the thermometer. laughing laughing laughing
    Some kind of anecdote, we think people sell gas and cut money, but it turns out that they are building some kind of intrigues from the side. It seems not in vain that the Americans muddied the water. But a contract (for the supply) is a contract written in small print, one should also sometimes read, or maybe just read what they sign (or write).