EU countries will jointly buy gas and LNG


In Europe, a large-scale reform of the gas industry and the storage of raw materials continues. But all initiatives and proposals are similar to the procedure for dividing the "skins of an unkilled bear." After all, no matter how you make the most daring and important industry decisions, without supplies from Russia there are not and cannot be full underground gas storage facilities reformed according to the best scenario.


One of the innovations is the purchase of gas, hydrogen and LNG by all EU members together. EU leaders may agree on this procedure as early as next week. This is reported by Reuters, referring to the project documents of the summit scheduled for March 24-25. Obviously, this is not about a common budget for these purposes, as well as sources of energy resources, but only about coordinating efforts. A very formal start.

According to the plan, all countries should begin joint coordination of activities to fill the storage facilities, and intend to start this as soon as possible. Also on the agenda are proposals for possible protection of European consumers from high natural gas prices, rising energy costs in general, as well as the "optimization" of energy markets. To this end, it is prescribed to “find the necessary initiatives”. Instead of looking for real billions of cubic meters of raw materials that need to be pumped into underground storage facilities, they are looking for “initiatives”.

Fortunately for Europe, Russia has not yet refused gas supplies, does not use the difficult situation in the EU for its own purposes, and generally treats its Western partners sparingly. Otherwise, the situation on the market could be much worse. The Americans, on the contrary, switched to a regime of promises, demanding the abandonment of Russian energy resources, while not giving anything in return. Deliveries of overseas LNG are currently at a historical maximum, but even in this situation, their status as alternative (not mainstream) has not changed.

In fact, US President Joe Biden is going on a European tour empty-handed. He brings many demands on Europe, fulfilling which she will receive hunger, cold and long-term problems. Unless we consider such dubious benefits as "friendship" and close cooperation with America. Brussels has no right to refuse "gifts". The thing is that even if Biden had promised something to the EU, it would not have become specific supply contracts, since in market conditions the state does not conclude deals, cannot dictate terms to private traders who want to sell where it is more profitable.

In general, no matter how the EU leaders coordinate their efforts, no matter how hard they try to optimize what is not available (available raw materials), they are not able to solve the problem of ensuring the future heating season at the moment. Especially without increasing supplies from Russia.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 March 2022 10: 21
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    all of this is insignificant.
    Realistically, this proves the reality of their fears that they wanted to draw evenly from 3-4 sources. Norwegians, Arabs, Syrians, Libyans and Russia.
    Winter has passed, they will endure logistics for a year or two, during this time they will try to lay more pipes and stations.

    as times have speculators on this will appear money.

    Who's on the way? Turkey, Central Asia, Africa
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 24 March 2022 11: 36
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    In fact, US President Joe Biden is going on a European tour empty-handed. He brings many demands to Europe, fulfilling which she will receive hunger, cold and long-term problems.

    Since the chieftain does not have a gold reserve, the lads will soon begin to scatter!

    The thing is that even if Biden had promised something to the EU, it would not have become specific supply contracts, since in market conditions the state does not conclude deals, cannot dictate terms to private traders who want to sell where it is more profitable.

    If it looks like this, then why does the state prohibit SP-2 for traders who want to sell and buy where it is more profitable? Or do we read here and not read there?
  3. Krapilin Online Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 24 March 2022 12: 08
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    He brings many demands on Europe, fulfilling which she will receive hunger, cold and long-term problems.

    Western Europeans for the USA are the new North American Indians ...
  4. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 24 March 2022 12: 46
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    Well, I don’t know how it is possible to buy gas together: for the Serbs we have one price, for enemies - the price of the stock exchange ... let them get better as long as Russia allows it ... but patience can also come to an end ...
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 24 March 2022 18: 57
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    The purchase of gas, hydrogen and LNG by all EU members together is not a gift for the Russian Federation. We will have to negotiate not with individual state entities that are members of the EU, but with one buyer for the entire EU.
    Transnational monopolistic associations such as BP, Shell, Total will rule the roost, which will officially become Over all state formations that are members of the EU, and relying on the political and economic power of the EU, they will expand their possessions around the world, which must certainly lead to a clash of interests with their overseas counterparts.
    Ensuring interests is impossible without an independent financial basis, which will greatly reduce the role of the dollar in the world economy and, accordingly, the influence of the United States.
    The creation of a rapid reaction force is a prototype of the European army, which is necessary for the forceful support of the interests of transnational EU associations in the world.
    This is how one of the three world centers will gradually take shape, which in the future will expand the field for maneuver to all other state formations of the world
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  7. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 25 March 2022 16: 45
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    Apparently, the European squabble over energy resources will soon come.