Gazprom is the first to export liquefied natural gas from Europe

The first gas tanker loaded with LNG, loaded at the new Gazprom terminal in Ust-Luga, headed for the exit from the Baltic Sea. Apparently, the Veliky Novgorod ship is not moving to Europe, but will deliver a batch of fuel for customers in Asia. The region is experiencing a boom in gas consumption and contracting for it, so the soaring price of raw materials makes it possible to recoup even the longest route and transportation.

According to the navigation portal Vesselfinder, at the end of March, the gas carrier was being loaded at the Portovy terminal and then set sail. By the night of April 7, the ship is moving between the coasts of Estonia and Finland.

In the current situation of exacerbation political struggle between Russia and the West, the main victim could be economic activities, so the decision to ship to Asia will be the right one. Especially since the next draft of sanctions considers the possibility of arresting Russian ships of the merchant fleet. So there is no reason to risk property, cargo, and the whole business.

The Portovy project is implemented by Gazprom. However, at the moment there has been no information that the terminal is in working order, completed and completed, and there has been no information about the loading of tankers. All data was obtained from independent sources outside the infrastructure facility.

It can be assumed that in any case the era of Russian hydrocarbons in Europe is coming to an end. It won't end tomorrow or next year. The "parting" of the EU and Russia in terms of cooperation in the energy sector will be long, but, unfortunately, inevitable. That is why Gazprom has already decided to take care of getting involved in the struggle for even more promising markets in Asia, maintaining supplies and business in general. That is why the Russian gas monopoly decided to be the first to divert liquefied gas supplies from the EU. Further, in the medium and long term, Russian raw materials may be completely redirected from Europe.

There is a possibility that the first cargo will go to India, since another gas carrier, Energy Integrity, chartered by Gazprom's trading division, went there earlier. Perhaps there will also be deliveries to China. China now does not shun any contracts for LNG, collecting them all over the world in any volume. So far, the ship "Veliky Novgorod" indicates as its target the Atlantic Ocean (which is confirmed by the trip not to Kaliningrad), which is most likely a transit point.
  • Used photographs: JSC "Gazprom"
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  1. kr33sania_2 Offline kr33sania_2
    kr33sania_2 (Alex Kraus) April 7 2022 22: 52
    Well, if Europe is completely mad, we will trade with Asia. When the EEC collapses completely, it will be necessary to trade with them only by barter, exchanging our natural product for something we need, and not for euro-paper.
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) April 8 2022 04: 34
      China is the biggest beneficiary of this whole mess. Buying gas virtually for next to nothing in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, China not only meets its needs in excess, but also resells it to anyone who needs it. China also said that it was ready to replace Russia in the EU in the gas and oil market. Well done Chinese - only their interests are a priority.
      1. Sarmat Sanych Offline Sarmat Sanych
        Sarmat Sanych (Sarmat Sanych) April 8 2022 12: 38
        Monster_Fat, Guys whining, not tired for years with eternal whining nonsense - "forecasts" to get into a mess?)) Gazprom now, after a 9-month lag (tied to oil-gas oil), supplies gas to China not at $ 200 as in January-March 2021, but at $450, fixed prices for long-term contracts. Do not forget that China, like the whole world, is 48% dependent on the enriched U Rosatom, the prices for which on world markets have skyrocketed by almost 200% in a month, the TVCMH state corporation has never received profits, plus they don’t even think of imposing sanctions on it, otherwise goobal the leader of the nuclear industry will turn off every second nuclear power plant on Earth. InterRAO also makes super profits by selling electricity abroad (at prices per kWh, 4-7 times more than in the Russian Federation, by the way) for a couple of billion dollars.
        Similarly, for coal, supplies in March to the Celestial Empire soared by almost 300% (total $ 300 is already discounted) compared to the winter of 2021. An approximate picture for oil in the ESPO (Rosneft has the most demanded EPSO grade in the world). Consequently, the excess profits of Russian enterprises, millions of well-paid jobs for Russians. It’s not worth talking about Europe, we’ll gut it as we want despite the sanctions.
        Gazppom, thanks to a filigree strategy, increased long-term (long-term and not spot, I emphasize) supply prices to the EU from $140 in February 2021 to $1100 in March 2022. I repeat, Gazprom now supplies gas even to China not for $200 as in winter 2021 - but for $450 (but by summer, the price of Chinese supplies of NP will skyrocket to $600, so that 9-month lag is increasingly coming into its own over time). In 2021 alone, Gazprom's net profit after paying all state taxes amounted to ₽2,6 trillion, deductions to the country's budget - ~ ₽6 trillion. This year, even selling abroad 200% LESS, thanks to the super-strategy of energy dominance, the SOE will receive 150-200% more profits (~ ₽3,5-4,5 trillion), deductions to the Russian budget even in the event of a double reduction in supplies to the EU - will exceed ₽8 trillion. The 15-year work on the energy enslavement of Europe is being completed, before that they depended on our gas by 20% (now by 45%), over these 15 years (under the influence of the lobbyists of the GP) they closed a dozen of their nuclear power units, many coal-fired power plants, etc., sharpened many from their production facilities, infrastructures and refineries (it is unrealistic to re-equip, there are no extra 3-5 years and extra woods of billions of real and not printed €) years specifically for Russian types and directions of raw materials, they lent the projects of the GP for money that the GP will not return to them (for the joint venture- 2 has not been returned), due to force majeure it will simply throw. The same can be said about Rosneft, these two state corporations have made the European Union defenseless. The EU will have to kneel before us otherwise they will slide down to the economic level of Moldova, believe me, I know what I'm saying. In the EU, ~80% of metallurgical, chemical, woodworking and chemical plants have already been stopped with millions of new European unemployed, and this is not only about Germany and Austria.
        Bloomberg: "Despite all the hardships faced by domestic consumers and the crippling financial impact of sanctions, Russia will earn more than $321 billion from energy exports this year - almost 40% more than in 2021... Biggest driver of the surplus Russia's current operations continue to look solid," IIF (Institute of International Finance) economists, led by Robin Brooks, said in a report, predicting that significant foreign exchange inflows into Russia will continue even in the current environment.
        PS I still don't get it, really. what is the "suffocating effect of sanctions" if we earn $100-150 billion more. Apparently these are ritual phrases that must be inserted into any article, otherwise censorship will kill))
        The EU alone pays Russia 1 billion euros a day for energy (and there are also 85 millionth Turkey, 1,4 billionth India and China, 126 millionth Japan, 50 millionth South Korea, 100 millionth Vietnam, etc.). An interesting counter is how much the EU has paid Russia for oil, gas and coal since February 24, 2022 (from the date of the start of the special operation and all sanctions). The numbers are updated online:
  2. Gennady Derkachev (Gennady Derkachev) April 9 2022 00: 14
    The numbers are beautiful. And the people as it was at anything, so be it. The sale of resources will help him in some way.
    1. Dan Offline Dan
      Dan (Daniel) April 10 2022 07: 49
      Quote: Gennady Derkachev
      And the people as it was at anything, so be it. The sale of resources will help him in some way.

      These beautiful figures (most of them) replenish the country's budget. You personally from these sales have everything that is financed from the budget - pensions, all sorts of payments, education systems, health care, and so on and so forth. Turn on your head, don't make yourself look like a whining first grader...
    2. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) April 11 2022 10: 21
      If the gentleman also provided a link, where you can read about gas to China for 450 USD, and what is on the Internet shows February prices of 118 USD, and gossip about China's demands to sell gas to them within 95-140 USD. What do you actually believe in.
      1. Sarmat Sanych Offline Sarmat Sanych
        Sarmat Sanych (Sarmat Sanych) April 11 2022 11: 33
        Monster_Fat, are you posting hohlobredni again? There are a lot of links, including English ones starting from the IEA, it’s really absurd in April 2022 to explain to a person from suspended animation what a long-term contract is, a lag of 6/9 months and price formation. Offhand, Geoenergetika.Info website, YouTube channel and TG channel of the same name, Alexander Frolov and Boris Martsinkevich, one of the best energy experts not only in Russia + CIS, but perhaps in Europe + Asia. Lead direct lines by the way, you can ask questions.
        Although it is perfectly calculated there without them and without references, the GP is a public concern, it shows financial results both in terms of volume and revenue by quarter, and separately by direction - the CIS, the EU, Turkey, China, Japan., you can safely calculate the supply prices even for 1 quarter 2022, not to mention all of 2021. The huge profits of Gazprom even with smaller volumes of deliveries are excellent proof.
        PS By the way, the State Enterprise is completing the construction of the world's largest ultra-modern gas processing plant in Amurskaya and building the largest gas chemical plant in Ust-Luga, they will bring no less profit.
        1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
          Monster_Fat (What's the difference) April 12 2022 04: 23
          Come on. The price at which China buys gas from Russia has not been announced. In order not to enter into a stupor of Russians. The president also said that the price for China is not calculated according to the formula by which this is done for the EU, but is determined by "mutual agreement", that is, China's Wishlist, and China's Wishlist hoo! The smart monkey understands perfectly well that Russia now has nowhere to go from its yellow-skinned "friend", what the "friend" says, then he will do something, then there is no way out.
    3. Sarmat Sanych Offline Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych (Sarmat Sanych) April 11 2022 11: 15
      Gennady Derkachev, stop bawling for the People, learn to answer at least for yourself and think about what you gave to the Fatherland besides tests.
      Gazprom + Rosneft alone paid about 10 trillion rubles to the Russian budget last year. This is money for which millions of state employees are supported, various benefits, materiel, benefits, thousands of new kilometers of roads and bridges are being built, hundreds of new schools / kindergartens / hospitals are being built, etc., the Army is maintained, the longest state border on the planet is guarded, internal security, and so on. .
  3. Vadim1938 Offline Vadim1938
    Vadim1938 (Vadim) April 9 2022 08: 13
    Sanctions and confiscations of currency by the West could theoretically save the country by forcing the oligarchs to invest their profits at home, and not in the European economy, as they have done so far. After all, money in a Western bank is an investment in the Western economy. But this may be hindered by their inability to create. A thief steals well, he cannot create something. They can just start exporting money to China and India. Then the country (population) will lose it, they will simply rob it again, referring to sanctions.
    1. Sarmat Sanych Offline Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych (Sarmat Sanych) April 11 2022 11: 36
      Vadim1938, what "oligarchs"? Where are the "oligarchs" in Gazprom and Rosneft? Guys, when will you stop repeating the same sheet like Pavlov's dogs? What kind of reflex is this, like positive news - to add whining right away?