Norway announced its inability to make up for the shortage of gas in Europe in the event of a cessation of supplies from Russia


Norway has been supplying Germany with gas for over 40 years. Against the backdrop of the energy crisis, it has increased production and supplies of raw materials, but its possibilities are not unlimited. This is reported by the German Deutsche Welle, which decided to find out what awaits the gas market in Germany and Europe in 2022 and in the future.


Equinor, the Norwegian state-owned company, has benefited the most from rising gas prices in Europe. It maximized supplies to the EU spot market, including from the world's largest offshore gas production platform, Troll-A. The infrastructure at the once giant gas field in the North Sea was just being upgraded by the fall of 2021, just in time for the start of the energy crisis.

Now Norway is the second largest gas supplier to Germany. At the same time, against the backdrop of calls in Berlin to stop dependence on Russian gas, Oslo said that Norway is not able to make up for the shortage of "blue fuel" in Europe in the event of a cessation of supplies from the Russian Federation.

We meet Germany's gas needs by 1/3, but our pipelines are already operating at full capacity. We do not have reserves with which we could make up the deficit

Jonas Gahr Støre, who recently became Prime Minister of Norway, said in an interview with ZDF in November 2021.

On January 19, the head of the Norwegian government flew to Berlin and held talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. He tried to convey to a colleague from Germany that Norway, despite extremely high energy prices, is going to remain a reliable supplier of raw materials in the long term, summed up the media.

Note that the Norwegians need to regularly increase the number of additional gas compressors to increase production and compensate for the drop in reservoir pressure in the wells. We remind you that the other day, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó called on Berlin to approach the issue of putting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline into operation, since not only Germany, but also other European countries need “blue fuel”.
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  1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 20 January 2022 20: 17
    +1
    Putin awarded the head of "Gazprom" Miller with the title of Hero of Labor.

    In life there is always a place for a feat! Petersburg! Forward!
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 20 January 2022 20: 19
    +6
    Well done Norwegians. If we take into account that they have already promised to fill the Baltic Pipe to Poland, then another 10 billion cubic meters must be deducted from the German transit. The gas pipeline to Poland has the Troll field as its resource base.
    In general, as I understand it, the Poles squeezed 10 billion cubic meters from the Germans. Let's try to guess at once, where exactly will Germany make up for this deficit? There is one more nuance. Since deliveries from Germany to Poland may stop, the pipe from Russia through Poland risks turning into scrap metal. And after 2024, a pipe through Ukraine.
    Magnificent planning of European officials. By the way, for some reason, the effect of the third energy package does not apply to the Baltic Pipe. One supplier has the right to fill it 100%.
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 20 January 2022 23: 09
      +1
      By the way, for some reason, the effect of the third energy package does not apply to the Baltic Pipe. One supplier has the right to fill it 100%.

      is "other" laughing , you know!
      And the Norwegians now, apparently, have a permanent national holiday on the occasion of such gas prices. They still have it there for a maximum of 10 years, and at this rate for 5. So they will drive it at the maximum price, raising their egg for future generations.
      They are great fellows, by the way, every Norwegian, in principle, is already born a dollar millionaire ... if we consider, as declared, that this is their national wealth ...
  3. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 20 January 2022 22: 00
    +2
    Equinor, the Norwegian state-owned company, has benefited the most from rising gas prices in Europe. She maximized the supply by spot market European Union,

    In general, as I understand it, the Poles squeezed 10 billion cubic meters from the Germans.

    I would venture to suggest that the Germans will still laugh at the stupidity of the Poles, who are ready to buy gas from the Norwegians at the current spot price tags ..
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 January 2022 22: 40
    -5
    Ah, blah blah will endure everything. And the increase in gas prices, and when they themselves scared, everything will pay off.

    Billions are not superfluous...
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 21 January 2022 03: 52
    -8
    Equinor, the Norwegian state-owned company, has benefited the most from rising gas prices in Europe. It maximized supplies to the EU spot market, including from the world's largest offshore gas production platform, Troll-A. The infrastructure at the once giant gas field in the North Sea was just being upgraded by the fall of 2021, just in time for the start of the energy crisis.

    - Ha ... - Yes, who would doubt that the Norwegians will weld well ...
    - This is not Gazprom ... - for which - "how everything went - it went like that" ... - "how the curve will lead" ... - And today's "successful affairs" of Gazprom - very soon - oh, how else will they "affect "... - It was today that the "gas pipeline euphoria" covered everyone ... - But whoever here ... here ... here could really explain the reason for all this "euphoria" ...
    - Well, here - at least he explained to me (unreasonable) - why such joy suddenly reigned ...
    - No, well - stock speculators have made good money (well, you can only be glad for them ... - Only Russia - so what???); well, yet - the built SP-2 pipe is standing idle, which (as in a fairy tale) - suddenly took it and "paid for itself" (well, here only "experts in metaphysics", or rather "experts in magic" - can interpret such a "phenomenon" ) ... - Norway also "earned" well - there are no questions here ...
    - Or maybe - this is all "mighty Norway" and arranged - all this "hype" around gas ... - and now it's just "skimming cream off this situation" ...- Hahah ... - And Gazprom - how it was "for life" sucker" - so it remained ...
    - No - well, really - today in Europe only Norway and it is beneficial for the SP-2 to stand idle forever ...