Europe will have to buy 1,5 times more Russian gas


The cold winter of the 2020/2021 season has led to the fact that next summer Europe will have to buy and pump into UGS facilities 1,5 times more Russian gas than it was a year earlier, writes the Gas Infrastructure Europe portal.


It is noted that by March 7, 61,1 billion cubic meters were extracted from European UGS facilities. m of gas. The remaining active volume of raw materials in UGS facilities is 23,3 billion cubic meters. m below the level of 2020.

As of March 8, the level of inventories in UGS facilities in Europe dropped to 34,14%, which is 4,5 percentage points lower than over the past five years. Including in Germany - up to 29%, in the Netherlands - up to 28%, in France - up to 20%.

The heating season is not over yet, gas prices have begun to rise and with them gas carriers with their LNG have begun to return to Europe. But in any case, in the summer of 2021, the European energy market will operate in the "green winter" mode.

Prior to this, PJSC Gazprom informed that gas exports from the Russian Federation to non-CIS countries in the first two months of 2021 increased by 32,9% compared to the same period in 2020, i.e. up to 34,5 billion cubic meters m.For example, in Germany - by 32,9%, Turkey - by 52,9%, Italy - by 64%, Hungary - by 85%, France - by 26,7%, Poland - by 36%, Bulgaria - by 56,5%, Serbia - by 52,2%, Romania - by 54,5% and Greece - by 27,3%.

According to the LLC "Operator GTS of Ukraine", on March 7, the transit of Russian gas amounted to 120 million cubic meters. m per day. It is specified that the leveling has been at this level since the first half of February. The Russian gas giant adheres closely to the maximum booked daily volume of 123,2 million cubic meters. m.
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  1. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 9 March 2021 20: 53
    +4
    Greta Thunberg swells with grief. She is now an adult, she can already.
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 9 March 2021 23: 41
      +2
      Well, gas is in second place in terms of environmental friendliness after hydroelectric power plants. I am silent about nuclear power plants, as the EU has a special attitude towards them. Anyway better than fuel oil, coal and cow cakes with wood.
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 9 March 2021 23: 44
        +4
        In the EU, wind turbines and solar panels are considered strictly green. And that's all. Why don't ask. I don’t know, and they don’t know either. Even hydroelectric power plants are not included in the number of green ones.
        1. Pivander Offline Pivander
          Pivander (Alex) 10 March 2021 00: 26
          +1
          Well, how would I be in the EU, albeit in the very poor, in Latvia. And for the hydroelectric power station here they are drowning, Mom, do not worry. Almost every farm has a mini hydroelectric power plant)))) And the state buys energy from these farmers for a lot of money. And they consider it to be truly green. And about gas here, too, no one says a bad word. Everyone wants him. The industry of the same Germany cannot be extended on wind turbines alone. Only if the whole Baltic region, together with me, cut out and force fans on the liberated territory.
          1. boriz Offline boriz
            boriz (boriz) 10 March 2021 00: 45
            +4
            Yes, I understand that, but in my global plan for greening the energy sector until 2050. they only turned on wind turbines and solar panels.
            So it is clear that countries will do what they need. And Germany will push through JV 2 and hydroelectric power stations, if necessary and possible, will also do. By the way, under the USSR in the 50s and 60s, there were also programs for hydroelectric power plants and wind power plants at the collective farm level. And they were industrially produced. But when they found a lot of gas, they turned it all down. Well, your wise rulers are rejecting cheap electricity, and they will soon be rejecting Russian gas as well. So, one road is a hydroelectric power station. But it's not always convenient. Loss of land for flooding, waterlogging of land around the reservoir. Again, the dimensions of all this are small, the water can freeze.
            Previously, Lithuania and Latvia generated their own electricity in the summer and sold the surplus to Estonia. And in winter, they accumulated water in reservoirs, and bought electricity from Estonia. They still had to turn the Narva TPPs to heat Narva.
            So we lived normally. But in 2019. The EU, in the fight for the stolen childhood of Greta Thunberg, forced Estonia to close 25% of the capacity of the Narva TPPs. Now Estonia has turned from an exporter of electricity into a net importer. And you have to somehow get out. Buy electricity from Scandinavia, from nuclear power plants, and when the nuclear power plant is closed for repairs, then from fuel oil thermal power plants. This is such a struggle for green energy.
            Delirium, voluntarist Nikita Khrushchev is resting.