How much gas will Europe have to buy from Russia


The EU is changing the rules for the operation of underground gas storages, connecting new pipelines, signing contracts with “alternative suppliers” of strategic raw materials, pretending to refuse fuel from Russia and still cannot do without imports from the Russian Federation.


On May 1, an “important” event took place - the GIPL pipeline was finally launched, connecting Poland and Lithuania. This pipe, 508 kilometers long, should become an analogue of the Nord Stream for the two countries, but even in theory its capacity does not exceed 2 billion cubic meters per year in both directions. However, in order to hide the fact of complete dependence, such an “achievement” is being discussed in Europe. The auction for the sale of capacities recorded bids for a measly 5 million cubic meters per day. However, this is a lot for Lithuania, but not enough for Warsaw.

The real state of affairs was told in Gazprom. The official telegram channel of the energy giant told the whole truth, not overly veiled political activity of European Russophobes. Only strict reporting and percentage indicators were presented.

So, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe, the underground gas storage facilities of the Old World by the end of April were replenished with incredibly modest volumes of gas - 6,9 billion cubic meters. According to the new rules for the functioning of UGS facilities in the EU, their target occupancy by the beginning of the heating season should increase from 75% to 90%.

In order for this ambitious plan (let us recall that last year the European Union could not even reach the 75% filling level) could be implemented and, based on current data on stocks in tanks, Europe needs to pump more than 56 billion cubic meters of fuel. Of course, there is simply nowhere to get such volumes from. Even taking into account the fact that there is still enough time before the start of the next heating season.

According to Gazprom, to date, the daily limits for replenishment of reserves are not met, European officials create problems for themselves. The Asian market has an extremely strong influence on the situation in the energy sector in Europe. But, worst of all, Russia's exports to Europe are steadily declining. But all these incredible 56 billion cubic meters (at least) the EU will have to buy, obviously, from the Russian Federation. There is simply no other way.

This is an indisputable truth that cannot be veiled by discussions in the parliaments of European countries, Russophobia and threats to “close the valve”, countless sanctions, as well as the commissioning of useless pipelines. European dependence on our raw materials is no less strong than our extractive industry on Western markets.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 2 May 2022 09: 05
    -5
    Oh well.
    That year they also wrote: a super-cold winter, they won’t do it ...

    Mtog: And the winter is not cold, and we managed.
  2. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
    Omas Bioladen 2 May 2022 11: 41
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    Ich verstehe diesen Artikel nicht. Was soll damit jetzt eigentlich gesagt werden? Schwerverständlich das ganze Geschreibsel.
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 2 May 2022 14: 29
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    Having declared the Russian Federation an enemy, establishing a blockade and starting a full-scale political, economic, financial, ideological war and increasing the supply of weapons, the Russian Federation, without a twinge of conscience, is selling and will continue to sell to the EU everything it needs without any restrictions - whatever and how much they ask, the Russian Federation will supply.
    If this disgrace is not immediately put an end to, the Russian Federation will never win the war and, at best, in the negotiations will be forced to dance to someone else's tune and agree to the conditions of the enemy. This is all the more likely that while the Russian Federation supplies the enemy with raw materials during the war, the enemies are looking for a replacement for Russian supplies and sooner or later they will find, if not 100%, then they will reduce dependence to a minimum, leaving the Russian Federation with nothing.
    At the end of the year, Nabiullina predicts a fall in the Russian economy by 20-23%, therefore, we must not shelve the matter, decisive measures must be taken today, now, in order to provoke a crisis and cause maximum damage to the enemy in the economy, cause social instability, and split it ranks and only then there will be a chance that the enemy will retreat and accept the conditions of the Russian Federation. Otherwise, we won't be lucky.
  4. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 2 May 2022 14: 52
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    And what exactly is the problem? They built the gas pipeline to pump 2 billion cubic meters a year. The Baltic States simply no longer need their small consumption. We held the first auction "for an insignificant" 5 million cubic meters. We take a calculator and consider 5 million x for 365 days = 1,825 billion.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 3 May 2022 22: 44
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      And what exactly is the problem? They built the gas pipeline to pump 2 billion cubic meters a year. The Baltic States simply no longer need their small consumption. We held the first auction "for an insignificant" 5 million cubic meters. We take a calculator and consider 5 million x for 365 days = 1,825 billion.

      You're missing out on small details.
      The pipe goes through Poland, it's a mystery that it will reach the Pomeranian farms.
      You consider how much you can pump. What will the pipe be filled with? Where are they going to get the gas from?

      The Poles are big dreamers and wishful thinking.

      The head of government explained that Poland needs 20-21 billion cubic meters. gas per year; own production 4,5 bcm m, It will be possible to pump 10 billion cubic meters through the Baltic gas pipeline. m; gas terminal in Swinoujscie - 7-8 billion cubic meters

      Do you understand what we are talking about? It will be possible to pump ... If the Scandinavians have gas ... in the still unfinished gas pipeline. At what price and in what volume LNG will be supplied to the pig's mouth is also a mystery. In total, 3/4 of the needs are just plans.

      “Poland was building interconnectors at the same time. We have completed construction for Slovakia, on the Slovak side the construction will be completed in the near future, it is possible to pump gas in the amount of more than 5 billion cubic meters. - Ed.) We have an interconnector with Germany, we have Interconnector Moravia with the Czech Republic, soon - one of these days - we will open interconnector with Lithuaniawith a capacity of about 2 billion cubic meters. - listed Morawiecki.

      https://www.rmf24.pl/raporty/raport-wojna-z-rosja/gospodarka/news-premier-o-odcieciu-gazu-zemsta-za-sankcje,nId,5987346#crp_state=1

      Knowing the legendary Polish modesty and disinterested concern for their neighbors, I would advise the Balts not to rely heavily on this pipe, rather, the Poles expect to pump gas through it for themselves from a terminal in the Baltic. again, if there is gas and enough money. Again, these visionaries are going to pump gas from the fields of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany. Or they are going to pump LNG for them, which they have already calculated for themselves.
  5. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 3 May 2022 09: 14
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    Why are they selling anything at all? Indeed, for their money, it is almost impossible to buy anything even in China ... At least for me, an ordinary citizen ...
    Schaub was Oh...?
    What is the purpose of feeding Europe? Some kind of masochistic stuffing "freebies" into the Western womb? Schaub burst from gluttony? ... Or fell asleep ...?

  6. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 3 May 2022 15: 47
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    Quote from Omas Bioladen
    Ich verstehe diesen Artikel nicht. Was soll damit jetzt eigentlich gesagt werden? Schwerverständlich das ganze Geschreibsel.

    Since the EU's dependence on energy supplies from Russia looks like this, options are being discussed - how to do without these supplies. But they come to a conclusion. that you can't do without it. The dependency is too great.