Russia pumps record volumes of gas to Germany amid completion of Nord Stream 2


In the first 5 months of 2021, PJSC Gazprom set several records in terms of gas production and supplies of raw materials to foreign consumers. This is stated in a report published on June 1, 2021 in the company's official Telegram channel.


In January-May this year, production amounted to 221,9 billion cubic meters. meters of gas, which is 16,2% or 31 billion cubic meters. m of gas more than in the same period in 2020. Over the specified period, by 17% or 18,8 billion cubic meters. m gas supplies to the domestic Russian market increased.

Exports to non-CIS countries amounted to 84,2 billion cubic meters. meters of gas, which is 27,2% or 18 billion cubic meters. m more than in January-May 2020. Deliveries increased to 9 countries: Turkey by 166,9%, Romania - by 194,7%, Serbia - by 125,9%, Germany - by 40%, Bulgaria - by 47,8%, Greece - by 29,9% %, Italy - by 18%, France - by 18,4%, Poland - by 19,8%.

From the message of "Gazprom" it is clear that Russia is pumping (selling) a lot of raw materials to Germany and Italy against the background of the completion of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. In May, historical records were set for the volume of supplies to these countries for this month in previous years. Moreover, both countries are the largest importers of Russian gas at the end of 2020.

However, despite the high demand for raw materials in Europe, the filling rate in local UGS facilities remains at a low level. According to Gas Infrastructure Europe, as of May 30, only 8,1 billion cubic meters were replenished after last winter. m. At the same time, the extraction in cold weather exceeded 66 billion cubic meters m.

Gazprom drew attention to the fact that the lag in filling UGS facilities is not decreasing and in the last decade has remained a record low - 34,6 billion cubic meters m. Europeans are seriously lagging behind the rhythm of previous years this year. In May, about 7,5 billion cubic meters were sent to storage facilities. m of gas, but to make up for lost time, in order to have time to prepare for the next heating season, they need to redirect at least 15 billion cubic meters to UGS facilities. m of gas monthly.

In addition, the low rates of reserves replacement are demonstrated by the Ukrainian UGS facilities. In May, it received only 0,34 billion cubic meters. m. This is only 2,6% of the volume spent during the last heating season. Gazprom stated that the backlog in filling Ukrainian UGS facilities increased to 2,3 billion cubic meters. m compared to last year.

Note that according to the navigational resources of TUB Fortuna, it remains to lay at the bottom of the Baltic 5 km of pipes of one of the strings of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline in the German EEZ. Since February, despite the vagaries of the weather and attempts at opposition from Poland, the barge has laid over 58 km of pipes in Danish and German waters. Now, with the support of a whole flotilla of supply vessels, it manages to lay 1 km of pipes per day. This indicates that by the end of this week one of the Nord Stream 2 lines will be fully completed.

After that, Fortuna will most likely start helping to complete the construction of another string of the gas pipeline. For more than a month, KMTUS "Akademik Chersky" has laid only 10 km of pipes and it will obviously not be superfluous to help him. Until the end of the construction of this line, it remains to lay 75 km of pipes.
  • Photos used: https://www.gazprom.com/
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  1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
    Piramidon (Stepan) 1 June 2021 20: 36
    -6
    No matter how much you download, it doesn't matter

  2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 1 June 2021 20: 45
    -1
    Until the end of the construction of this line, it remains to lay 75 km of pipes

    I don't know who lives where, friends. The Internet today, which is very cool, is everywhere.
    But the main gas is not very good. Tellingly, a diesel fuel boiler is somewhat more expensive than AGV fellow
    Foreigners now, of course, will explode, but you are eating up the last hedgehogs .. This is normal on our forum, standard ...
    And what do our people think, here it seems that the decision came out to the fence for free?
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 1 June 2021 22: 56
    +2
    After that, Fortuna will most likely start helping to complete the construction of another string of the gas pipeline.

    I doubt it. And how will they join the pipe in the sea?
    1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 1 June 2021 23: 28
      +1
      Quote: 123
      After that, Fortuna will most likely start helping to complete the construction of another string of the gas pipeline.

      I doubt it. And how will they join the pipe in the sea?


      Fortuna has to walk 2 meters before the completion of line "B" SP-4805.
      Docking of section "B" in favorable weather can take from 70 hours to a week, and in unfavorable weather from 7 days to 3 weeks.
      So “Chersky” will have to work alone for now.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 2 June 2021 12: 57
        +3
        So “Chersky” will have to work alone for now.

        I think he will build the entire branch himself. Joining two pipes at great depths is not an easy task. The edges must be raised to the surface, after welding, they cannot simply be lowered, they are longer, you will have to take them to the side and put them down.
        Moreover, they have nowhere to rush. Gas prices are rising, storage facilities are empty. Gazprom is doing well, pumping is in progress, profits are growing. And worries about the pipe spur prices and tickle the nerves of the burghers.
        They wanted a free market, they got it laughing
    2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 1 June 2021 23: 29
      0
      And why dock, koi there are two of them and in parallel? sad
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 2 June 2021 12: 47
        +2
        And why dock, koi there are two of them and in parallel?

        This means the assumption that Fortuna will finish her section and go towards Chersky along the second line.
      2. Cherry Offline Cherry
        Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 2 June 2021 16: 00
        0
        The Germans built the ground part themselves, so it is necessary to dock the ground and underwater parts.)
        1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 2 June 2021 18: 12
          +1
          Dima! Tatiana hello!
  4. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 2 June 2021 14: 07
    -4
    Oats in the Horse? Or the average salary in the Russian Federation is more than that of Estonia (1400) euros. and the pension is 500.
    Shoigu will create a couple of divisions for super profits and several more. thousands of young guys will earn money without working in the army.
    The volumes are impressive. But as they say, they forgot about the prices!
    During the reporting period, sales revenue (net of excise, VAT and customs duties) decreased compared to the first quarter of 2019 by RUB 551 million, or 989%, and amounted to RUB 24 million. The decrease in the indicator was mainly caused by the decrease in revenue from the sale of gas to Europe and other countries.
    It's good . Gas for more and cheaper.
    All over the world, more gas is produced than it needs.
    This post is an example of how a proser is given out for a victory.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 2 June 2021 18: 20
      0
      Vladimir Laba Dena!
      It seems that he already offered to exchange photos of life in Votsap, but did not receive an answer ... sad
  5. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 3 June 2021 00: 27
    0
    Cho, I'm not surprised.
    Nah. Gazprom does not want to create a gas deficit in Europe. He (Gazprom) is reliable. He is a "partner"! And this title is expensive! Many, many trillions. Even when he (Gazprom) was thrown as a "simpleton" more than once or twice. Well, there are smart people. If so, a thousand smarter. Because thousands of times more and "receive" and therefore, they are such grandmothers themselves and pay. They are "great" managers and they, of course, know better from the height of their fees

  6. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 3 June 2021 18: 10
    0
    Our pessimists amaze us, no matter how you do, they did not please them again. And the money now actually goes in the form of assistance to incomplete families, for young children by order of V.V. Putin. The supply of gas to the houses of the population at the state expense will already be started. So Stepan (Pyramidon) do not sit by himself, but go and work and you will not be hungry, do not expect favors from Mishustin and Putin