Large-scale unloading of LNG tankers in EU ports against the backdrop of reduced purchases of Russian gas


In an environment of high prices and a lack of gas in Europe, the United States is increasing gas supplies to the continent. On January 10 and 11, a large-scale unloading of American tankers with liquid gas fuel began at the regasification terminals of European countries.


In total, 365 and 372 million cubic meters of gas were supplied to the gas transmission systems of Europe these days, respectively. These volumes exceed the level of gas supplies to European markets from Norway and Russia. According to ICIS, in the next couple of weeks, about 4 million tons of liquefied gas from the United States (about 5,5 billion cubic meters of gas) will arrive in Europe. At the same time, 3,5 billion cubic meters of fuel have already been supplied to the continent since the beginning of the year.

These are record LNG deliveries to Europe since 2019.

The unloading of LNG lowered gas prices - its quotes fell from $2200 per 1 cubic meters (prices at the end of December) to $920 (according to EEX information from January 12). However, the level of stocks in European gas storages is still low, as fuel withdrawals increased due to winter cold.

Meanwhile, imports of Russian gas to Europe have dropped markedly this year. Thus, according to Gazprom, as of January 11, the volume of gas sales amounted to 247,9 million cubic meters, while a year ago it was at the level of 440,6 million cubic meters.
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  1. Rusa Offline Rusa
    Rusa 13 January 2022 17: 31
    +4
    Temporary phenomenon. On an ongoing basis, LNG will not replace pipeline gas supplies from Russia, which accounts for 50% of the EU's needs.
    In addition, the Russian Federation and China have agreed to launch the Power of Siberia-2. Consequently, the EU may remain in the suction after the commissioning of this gas pipeline.
    1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
      NikolayN (Nikolai) 13 January 2022 19: 53
      +2
      Don't know when it will be?
      1. Rusa Offline Rusa
        Rusa 13 January 2022 20: 23
        +1
        The route of the gas pipeline has been agreed, the TEA has been approved.
        Obviously, construction will begin in 1-2 years, maybe earlier.
        1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
          NikolayN (Nikolai) 16 January 2022 14: 16
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          So maybe the EU will be gone by the time the operation begins?
    2. andrey shepel Offline andrey shepel
      andrey shepel (andrey shepel) 15 January 2022 04: 29
      -2
      Stop lying, Gazprom's share of gas for Europe is no more than 20%!
      1. Maxim Pigin Offline Maxim Pigin
        Maxim Pigin (Maxim Pigin) 16 January 2022 08: 06
        +1
        Actually 56%.
  2. gorskova.ir Offline gorskova.ir
    gorskova.ir (Irina Gorskova) 13 January 2022 17: 54
    +5
    Right. If Europe likes to pay exorbitant prices, this is its choice. By the way, the author did not mention in which port "intensive unloading is taking place, for some reason.
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 13 January 2022 18: 29
      +2
      He did not mention that in Lithuania LNG is unloaded from Russian gas carriers. I wonder if the rest of the EU is the same? winked
      1. passing by Online passing by
        passing by (passing by) 13 January 2022 19: 27
        +2
        it is not mentioned whose gas is in American gas carriers ...
        1. Kedrovich Offline Kedrovich
          Kedrovich (Alexa980) 15 January 2022 00: 48
          0
          And Yamalovsky is present.
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 13 January 2022 19: 32
    +1
    Somehow everything is mixed ... millions, billions of cubic meters, liquefied, liquefied ... We'll see ...

    Total to European gas transmission systems these days supplied 365 and 372 million cubic meters of gas, respectively. These volumes exceed the level of deliveries of "blue fuel" to the European markets from Norway and Russia.

    I understand it was unloaded in 2 days. Is it a lot or a little?

    2021 year. Ukraine.

    It was at the beginning of the year 180 million per day, now I look - here, less than 100, about 80 (Vitrenko)

    https://lenta.ru/news/2021/10/16/gas/

    2017 Ukraine

    The daily volume of Russian gas transit to Europe through Ukraine exceeded 300 million m3
    For the 2nd day in a row, the daily volume of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine to European countries is breaking records. (Ukrtransgaz)

    https://neftegaz.ru/news/transport-and-storage/213274-sutochnyy-obem-tranzita-rossiyskogo-gaza-v-evropu-cherez-ukrainu-prevysil-uroven-300-mln-m3/

    In general, taking into account the decrease in the volume of pumping by Gazprom, this is not so much.

    Gazprom cut gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine by 55% during January 1-9. Compared to the previous 10 days of December 2021, the volume of average daily supplies fell to 54 million cubic meters. m.

    https://iz.ru/1274946/2022-01-10/gazprom-na-55-sokratil-postavki-gaza-v-evropu-iz-za-potepleniia

    Within another 2 weeks, they promise 5,5 billion cubic meters of gas... For 2021, Gazprom has not yet released a report.

    In 2020, Gazprom Export supplied 174,9 billion cubic meters to European countries. m of gas. (2019-2020 about 200 bcm)

    http://www.gazpromexport.ru/statistics/

    In general, the caravan will leave, Gazprom will wait. As a result, there will be no more gas in Europe.
    Especially if the price fell from 2200 to 920 dollars. Looks like their next flight will be back to Asia.
  4. oderih Offline oderih
    oderih (Alex) 13 January 2022 19: 44
    +4
    Libraries. Gas carriers from Yamal deliver LNG straight to Europe.
  5. Ulysses Online Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 13 January 2022 22: 19
    +2
    The unloading of LNG lowered gas prices - its quotes fell from $2200 per 1 cubic meters (prices at the end of December) to $920 (according to EEX information from January 12).

    Gazprom recouped the cost of SP-2 and can take a break.
    For now, Europe is ready to buy "cheap" Yusov gas at $920 per 1 cubic meters.

    "For that fought for it and ran"..
    Ripe, you can return to the topic of long-term contracts.
    1. syndicalist Offline syndicalist
      syndicalist (Dimon) 14 January 2022 18: 02
      -3
      Quote: Ulysses
      Gazprom recouped the cost of SP-2 and can take a break.

      In what place and what did he beat off? Even if Gazprom took advantage of the current conjuncture and sold the volumes needed for Europe at current prices, this would not compensate for its expenses on the SP-2 for many more years.
  6. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 14 January 2022 01: 27
    +4
    If anyone has not noticed, the Russian Federation and the United States have long ago divided the energy market and are closely monitoring it.
    According to the scheme: live and let live.
    Nothing is clear from the post at all.
    At what prices are gas carriers unloaded? For US LNG, $ 920 is not too fat.
    Where does the gas come from?
    In any case,

    The unloading of LNG lowered gas prices - its quotes fell from $2200 per 1 cubic meters (prices at the end of December) to $920 (according to EEX information from January 12).

    this very fact is a good guarantee that the next gas carriers will go to Asia.

    Meanwhile, imports of Russian gas to Europe have dropped markedly this year. Thus, according to Gazprom, as of January 11, the volume of gas sales amounted to 247,9 million cubic meters, while a year ago it was at the level of 440,6 million cubic meters.

    As it has decreased, so it will increase. The pipe at GTSU is thick, they will be able to fulfill the monthly norm (under the contract). And such drops in supplies will finish off the pipe.

    It is also interesting how German chemical companies are going to work if pipe gas is mixed with methane from LNG. This will increase the cost of production and increase the desire of companies to organize production in the Russian Federation, closer to cheap raw materials and energy resources. Moreover, the path has long been beaten. How many companies from Germany already have their production facilities in the Russian Federation with good localization? And not only from Germany. Volkswagen, Berlin Chemie, Peugeot-Citroen-Mitsubishi ... These are just a few in the vicinity of Kaluga.
    "Blockade, you say? Hhe ..." (almost a quote)
  7. Nord11 Offline Nord11
    Nord11 (Sergei) 14 January 2022 21: 29
    0
    Let the Europeans save gas. LNG tankers are not a tram or a bus and will not run on a schedule, and as soon as the price sits down, they will move to Asia ..
  8. Crunch Offline Crunch
    Crunch (Crunch) 15 January 2022 15: 09
    0
    Quote: NikolayN
    Don't know when it will be?

    Didn't you teach yourself to think? The supply of EXTRA gas reduces its price. Russia reduces the supply of cheaper gas, maintaining the price level. Decreased prices in Europe will inevitably lead to a decrease in delivery where it is cheap, and an increase in its delivery there. where is more expensive. Southeast Asia. This pendulum shied away during the beginning of winter for the third time.
  9. Valery Valeriev Offline Valery Valeriev
    Valery Valeriev (Valery Valeriev) 15 January 2022 16: 00
    0
    So where is the tragedy? The price of LNG is insane and will always be compared to regular gas. Let the Western riffraff pay for their smart moves. For this, our energy, chemical industry, and, of course, the agricultural sector significantly strengthen our competitiveness. Yes, there is no problem, the volumes have decreased? And the rate of price growth is much higher. Learn mat. part.