“Without Russian gas, we will last a maximum of a month” – Romanian press

Against the background of the historical cooling of relations between Russia and the West, the Romanian press talks about the possibility of interruptions in gas supplies from the east.

In particular, the channel's website talks about how to get away from gas dependence on the Russian Federation. Antena 3 (not to be confused with the Spanish channel of the same name). Considering that this dependence of Bucharest on "supplies from Moscow" is still small, it can be easily covered.

The Romanian state has two options for replacing Russian gas. Firstly, these are Azerbaijani energy carriers. The Transcaucasian country, as noted, agrees to the supply of natural gas to Romania.

There is also the option of pumping through a gas pipeline passing through the territories of Greece and Bulgaria, from where the gas delivered to the Greek shores in the form of LNG will go.

Raises the gas topic and dawn24. A new article on the site notes that it will not be possible to get away from dependence in terms of energy resources from the Russian Federation, because Romanian projects aimed at these goals have suffered a complete collapse.

“If Russia closes the gas valve tomorrow, Romania can last no more than a month on its reserves” - with such a loud headline, an article on a business website was published BBC.

Romania's main allies in providing consumers with gas in the event of a complete cessation of imports from Russia are warm weather and the fact that part of the industry has already collapsed due to unbearable utility prices. Last year, imports reached more than 30% of the consumed volumes […] Romania paid more than $1 billion for this gas, while its own fields, both onshore and in the Black Sea, were idle

- comments on the ongoing publication.

Romania's largest national producer and, incidentally, the main consumer of natural gas, Azomureş, remains closed with extremely doubtful prospects for resuming its operations amid historically high gas prices. In addition, the gas-fired OMV Petrom Brazi power plant has also been shut down until April due to "scheduled maintenance".

In addition to Romania, a possible cutoff in Russian gas supplies threatens all of Europe, with even economy Germany. In fact, Germany, Italy, Austria and France are the biggest importers of Russian gas across the EU, according to statistics released by Gazprom Export. So, in 2020, Germany alone imported 45,8 billion cubic meters of gas

- notes the business publication.

Thus, for an industrialized economy such as Germany, the phase-out of natural gas could take up to ten years.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 March 2022 09: 20
    The unbiblical imperative "Push the falling one"!
  2. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 11 March 2022 09: 25
    The problems of Romania are the problems of Romania ... "Europe" to help her ...
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 11 March 2022 09: 25
    And also the lack of fertilizers and reduced crops for next winter. The winter is coming!
  4. Without Russian gas, we will last a maximum of a month

    One word - Romanians...
  5. Xuli (o) Tebenado 11 March 2022 09: 47
    Panic header.
    If you read the content, it becomes clear that there is nothing to worry about.
    It will be warm in April (heating is turned off), there is no industry =
    we can do without gas.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 March 2022 10: 03
      If you read the content and view the dynamics of gas trade, the following picture emerges.
      The heating season ends. Gas reserves in underground storage facilities - 30%. Summer ahead. Last summer, gas extraction from underground storage facilities was higher than predicted (air conditioners also need electricity). And in the summer and by autumn, gas was pumped into UGS facilities for the winter period. Last summer, at $500, there was no rush to stock up.

      Futures prices are jumping right now. But for the month of May it is higher than 2000. What it will be in reality is unknown. Gas consumption in summer will be quite high. The creation of reserves (90% of UGSF) is questionable. This means that high gas prices will continue throughout 2022.

      Output. Not only Romania. All of Europe will last no more than a month. Or more if all production is closed. Then deal with millions of migrants who will be left without social benefits. In this situation, I can advise the Europeans to stock up on posters "Putin will come - put things in order"!
      This is provided that Russia still turns off the tap.
      1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 11 March 2022 12: 50
        This is all I know. Perhaps it will be as you described.
        But personally, for some reason, my mentality is arranged in such a way that I first of all think about myself, in Russia, than about Romanians in Romania.
        To Bulgarians, Danes and other Swedes - somehow ...
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 11 March 2022 11: 29
      It will be warm in April (heating is turned off)

      Is air conditioning becoming an unaffordable luxury for Europeans?
  6. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 12 March 2022 10: 52
    In our time of troubles, holding out for a month is already something. Hang in there Romanians.