Germany figured out how to continue receiving Russian gas without angering the United States

Showing the "strength" of the anti-Russian Western coalition, the German federal authorities allocated money from the budget for the creation of four LNG terminals. The German edition Handelsblatt writes about this, referring to a letter from the Ministry of Finance of Germany to the chairman of the Bundestag, Barbel Bas.

However, an analysis of the announced project, the implementation of which is supposedly supposed to help completely eliminate dependence on Russian gas, shows that at the moment Berlin has come up with a way to achieve a kind of “delay” in moving away from raw materials from the Russian Federation and at the same time calmly look into the eyes of partners in the Atlantic alliance . All this became possible thanks to a complex of very ingenious moves.

Firstly, only 3 billion euros have been allocated for the creation of an LNG floating base for fuel transshipment. This is an incredibly meager amount, which, when mathematically divided into the proposed four infrastructure sections, simply ceases to exist as a concept of "financing". This is clearly noticeable even at the already known deadlines for the commissioning of the object - not earlier than in ten years. In fact, this is a disaster for the American plan to "transplant" the FRG from the Russian gas needle to the American one. Obviously, the German government took a risky step precisely because it is simply impossible to replace the Russian Federation as a supplier of energy resources. However, even with ready-made terminals, the volumes of gas that will be stored in them will become only shunting, that is, an optional factor in ensuring the stability of supplies. But no way - the main one.

Secondly, the German Ministry of Finance allocated the money almost instantly, even without prior approval from the parliamentary budget committee. Such a step was taken solely in order to preserve the supply of Russian gas. The thing is that if you try to comply with the procedure for allocating budgetary appropriations prescribed by law, the government's cunning plan to maintain cooperation with Russia would be destroyed. First, the relevant committees would consider the applications, then the project, conduct an expert assessment and feasibility, and also prepare a real fund for the implementation of the plan. Ultimately, the sums for the creation of terminals would be much larger, and the time for putting the facility into operation (which would mean the need for a mandatory embargo on "blue fuel") would also be reduced, which Berlin is trying to avoid in every possible way.

Germany's top leadership is strenuously maneuvering between the "needs" of the Russophobic coalition and its own increasingly deteriorating economic indicators. The departure from energy carriers from the Russian Federation will put the crisis situation in an unmanageable position. That is the only reason why exactly as much funds have been allocated as it will allow publicly to say that the diversification business has moved off the dead center, the project has supposedly been launched. But in the time for which it is designed (ten years) a lot can change. However, this is a matter for the future. The Ministry of Finance of Germany fulfilled the urgent task - it showed that it had no alternative to the supply of raw materials from Russia, at the same time it managed not to run into the wrath of the United States and gave a clear signal to its economy, approving its priority.
  • Used photographs: JSC "Gazprom"
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 17 2022 09: 04
    Well. An unknown author exposed the pro-Russian direction of Germany,
    No matter how NATO closes the loophole now.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 17 2022 09: 33
    I did not understand what the "cunning plan of Scholz" (HPSh) is.
    The problem is paying for supplies. GazPromBank is under sanctions. So no one will pay him. Currency for gas will be blocked due to sanctions. After April 20 (maximum May 1), gas supplies should stop. If this does not happen, then "Putin's cunning plan" (Putin's cunning plan) will be covered with a copper basin.
    Judging by the latest meeting on the oil and gas industry, Putin gave the command to cut off supplies. After that, the German economy will collapse within a month or two. I really hope that this will be the case.
  3. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) April 17 2022 20: 05
    the government of the Russian Federation simply amazes me, they scam it, and it continues to supply something. thief should be in prison! Or has our government forgotten?
    1. Avedi Offline Avedi
      Avedi (Ankh) April 20 2022 06: 10
      For some, the war is just a business... even if it is bloody, otherwise how can one understand that the entire gas transportation infrastructure of Ukraine is still working?
  4. Andrey Saveliev Offline Andrey Saveliev
    Andrey Saveliev (Andrei) April 18 2022 20: 06
    Peskov refused to name countries willing to pay in rubles, and this is not surprising: Germany is most likely not on this list, and it is the largest gas importer. Turkey, I think, too. Since Gazprom is not going to mothball wells, we do not have LNG storage facilities, one conclusion suggests itself - we are pumping according to the old scheme, accumulating proceeds in foreign accounts. Dear Russians will never see this money, it is harmful to live well when the people are well-fed, they begin to strain the authorities, and the hungry dig the earth from morning till night in search of food. So we swallow again.
  5. Vitaliy_42 Offline Vitaliy_42
    Vitaliy_42 (Vitaly Bochkarev) 3 July 2022 01: 56
    Well, maybe so, in 10 years either the donkey will die or padishah