US LNG Tankers Rerouted to Save Europe

Ships with liquefied gas, heading from the United States to Asia, after the recent jump in European prices for "blue fuel" to almost $ 2200 per thousand cubic meters, changed course and headed to Europe. The Financial Times reports.

Previously, US LNG suppliers sent tankers to Asian countries, willing to pay more for gas than European consumers. Now the situation has changed, and the United States decided to capitalize on the surge in gas prices in Europe. According to experts, the current state of affairs is associated with a significant decrease in the volume of gas pumped through the Yamal-Europe pipeline, as well as with the expected cooling in European countries.

Earlier, the media reported that Gazprom refused to book volumes of supplies via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline for Tuesday and Wednesday. In this case, the reverse fuel supply occurs along this gas route from Germany to Poland.

According to Dmitry Marinchenko, senior director of the group for natural resources and commodities at Fitch, Gazprom is reducing the selection of fuel under contracts due to a decrease in demand for gas in Europe against the background of high prices. At the same time, the situation on the continent remains very alarming, since the Europeans lack about 15-20 billion cubic meters of gas in UGS facilities to comfortably overcome the winter season.
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  1. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
    yuriy55 (Yuri) 22 December 2021 17: 21
    ... Europeans lack about 15-20 billion cubic meters of gas in UGS facilities.

    A modern typical LNG carrier (LNG tanker, methane carrier) has a carrying capacity of 155-220 thousand m3 of liquefied natural gas, from which about 95 - 135 million m3 of natural gas can be obtained as a result of regasification.

    Only one and a half hundred walkers ... Will have time ... How many to that Europe ... lol
    1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 22 December 2021 18: 20
      Daily pumping in Turkish or cn-1. Like a dead poultice. At best, work with wheels. Or like there with moreman winked
    2. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
      smart fellow (smart fellow) 22 December 2021 19: 39
      Since when is the carrying capacity in cubic meters measured?
  2. Rico1977 Offline Rico1977
    Rico1977 (Alexander) 22 December 2021 21: 01
    Write the price of this "help" right away. If our gas is over 2200, then how much is American with all the costs - is it even scary to write?
  3. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 22 December 2021 21: 23
    Once again, Putin needs to say something like - and we are ready to supply gas at 500. The prices for the planet's fart are falling, the burghers are jumping happily - but how else to keep warm? US tankers turn sadly, sailing back to Asia. And just have already sailed ... And suddenly Putin - where is the certification of sp2? How am I going to push the gas to you? Prices are up again! The stupid Yankees are turning the tankers around again ... So they will dangle back and forth, idling in traffic jams on the Suez Canal.
  4. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 22 December 2021 22: 47
    The West is ready to buy gas at a price of $ 2200 from the United States, but is not ready to buy gas from Gazprom at the same price. What it says, only one thing Gazprom corrupted the EU with cheap gas supplies. Last year there was a moment he was selling at $ 56 per 1000 cubic meters.
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 22 December 2021 23: 30
    Something tells me that by the time these LNG carriers arrive, the price will drop to 800. Temporarily. And then again ...
  6. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 23 December 2021 01: 59
    The United States will never save Europe, it is their competitor, and it also needs to be hooked on its products. It's just a business, prices went up, so the gas carriers were deployed. The price in Asia will rise. America on the same day will forget who Europe is and, in general, with what fright they should have it. In general, it is strange that they write that the price went up because the pumping in Yamal has dropped. So the West does not buy, like it’s expensive, but not buying now they raise the price tag even higher. Russia fulfills all the conditions under the contracts and therefore Gazprom doesn’t care if Germany drives the reverse to the Poles or someone else.
  7. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 23 December 2021 10: 38
    They are like that, these US men - now they "save" Europe from the cold with liquefied gas, in the 90s they "saved" Russia from hunger with "Bush's legs", in 41st they "saved" the USSR from the Nazis by supplying weapons, equipment and medicines ...