The Baltic States transferred Kaliningrad to American LNG


The Baltic states continue experiments in political and the energy sector, often thoughtlessly linking these two strategic areas together. Once again, Kaliningrad, or rather its energy security, has become the object of a defiant attempt to create a provocative situation with respect to Russia and its territories.


Using the previously known factor of seasonal maintenance work on the Minsk-Vilnius gas pipeline (the main supply route), Lithuania temporarily completely stopped gas supplies to the Russian semi-exclave. And Latvia, which was supposed to ensure the supply of fuel to Kaliningrad during the repair work, began to supply the needs of Russian territories not with domestic raw materials, but with regasified American LNG from the terminal in Klaipeda, where several gas carriers have recently arrived.

Repair work is scheduled for the period from May 16 to June 8. Latvia retains the gas received from Russia for its own needs, while the imported LNG, by agreement with the neighboring state, is allowed to be transferred to Kaliningrad. The Lithuanian operator Ambergrid also confirms the relevant information about the “forwarding” of capacities through a neighboring country.

Data from Europe's unified platform ENTSOG reveals the details of the "scheme" that the Baltic states applied in the actual conversion of Kaliningrad to American LNG. Lithuania has completely stopped gas supplies to the region, and the Russian Federation is pumping an additional 5 million cubic meters of fuel to Latvia for its region. However, as platform data shows, there has been no flow between Lithuania and Latvia since the beginning of the month.

Simply put, in the end, the semi-exclave receives the same 5 million cubic meters, but of overseas gas under a “swap” (an exchange agreement between countries), since Russian gas cannot physically be in Lithuania at the moment. At least that's what they say officially. There is no special "sacred" meaning in this action and cannot be, unless one takes into account the cynical mockery that the Russian territory receives American "freedom gas".
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  1. FGJCNJK Offline FGJCNJK
    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 21 May 2022 07: 28
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    Why is Russia pumping gas to Latvia? Need money? Or maybe it was not necessary to buy supposedly "valuable" American papers? When will Russia drive Siluyanova and Naibulina out of office with their fucking rags? BUT? And what do you think about this?
    1. Mikhail Novikov Offline Mikhail Novikov
      Mikhail Novikov (Mikhail Novikov) 21 May 2022 08: 43
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      FGJCNJK (Nikolai), smart guy, do you dream of becoming a minister?
    2. Tourist Offline Tourist
      Tourist (tourist) 21 May 2022 21: 37
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      They probably know better than you what to do.

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      The powers of the current chairman of the Central Bank expired at the end of June. Putin submitted Nabiullina's candidacy to the State Duma in order to extend them for another five years.
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  2. Mikhail Novikov Offline Mikhail Novikov
    Mikhail Novikov (Mikhail Novikov) 21 May 2022 08: 43
    +1
    Ay, Pug, know she is strong ...
  3. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 21 May 2022 11: 45
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    And what difference does it make for Kaliningrad, what kind of gas they use, it is gas and gas in Africa ...
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 22 May 2022 06: 40
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      Here is another intrigue, which for some reason the author of the article did not bring up - the cost of American "freedom" gas turns out to be no different from the cost of Russian gas. But everywhere they write that Russian pipeline gas is much cheaper than LNG. It turns out this is not so.
      1. Pavel N Offline Pavel N
        Pavel N (Paul) 22 May 2022 21: 31
        +1
        So now the cost may be close, at current prices in the European market
      2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) 22 May 2022 22: 00
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        Here is another intrigue, which for some reason, the author of the article did not cite - the cost of American gas "freedom" turns out to be no different from the cost of Russian gas. But everywhere they write that Russian pipeline gas is much cheaper than LNG. It turns out this is not so.

        Open secret.
        With their stupid economic policy, the European Commissioners themselves have driven themselves into a situation where they have to buy gas at spot prices.
        In long-term contracts, the price tags are completely different.

        Business, nothing personal... (Gazprom) wink
      3. Dima Offline Dima
        Dima (Dmitriy) 22 May 2022 23: 59
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        The cost price is cheaper, and the selling price is tied to the contract.
        Nobody hides the fact that in some months the price of Gazprom for the Balts was about $1.
  4. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 23 May 2022 00: 07
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    Quote: Monster_Fat
    Here is another intrigue, which for some reason the author of the article did not bring up - the cost of American "freedom" gas turns out to be no different from the cost of Russian gas. But everywhere they write that Russian pipeline gas is much cheaper than LNG. It turns out this is not so.

    Don't you think that the stoppage of transit due to the fault of the transit country should be replenished with the same volumes, the same price, and the same energy as the one supplied through the pipe?