Austria moved to implement threats against Russian gas storage facilities

In Austria, they decided to move from words of threats to deeds and implement their ultimatum. For this purpose, they bring the regulatory framework under the current situation. Ultimately, a formal appearance of “legality” will be created for the expropriation of national underground gas storage facilities that are in the operational possession of the Russian energy giant. We are talking about UGS facilities in Haidach. The preparation of the decree indicates that the decision has been made and the first stage of the implementation of the threat has begun. This was stated by Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer.

Legal prerequisites are already being created for those storage facilities that are currently not filled and belong to Gazprom in order to transfer them privately to another operator and supplier

- said the head of state, speaking before the Federal Council of Austria.

According to him, Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of this decision, he was informed about this scenario during a telephone conversation between the leaders of the two countries. The situation has not been corrected since then, so it's time to show the seriousness of intentions. Nehammer is sure that there is no other way, since we are talking about “energy security”.

The Haidach vault is of great strategic importance. It supplies Germany, as well as Tyrol, Vorarlberg. The principle of "use it or lose it" must be strictly observed, so we have created framework conditions for forcing the topic of energy security during the winter season

Nehammer emphasizes.

It cannot be said that the Austrian Chancellor was making excuses, but he repeated twice that his country is forced to do this, since energy security is a priority issue for the government, so Vienna will have enough determination to repeat Berlin's actions in expropriating UGS facilities.

At the same time, every opportunity is being taken to fill the tanks, with the ultimate goal of reaching an operational reserve of twenty terawatt-hours, ten of which are for the winter season and about five for the summer. Only Nehammer's claims to Russia remained unclear, since with the declared target of 20 TW, as the chancellor noted, the threshold of 30 units has already been surpassed.

In other words, the European state is overfilling and ahead of the replenishment schedule. However, serious consideration is given to economic aggression against the Russian side. Moreover, Nehammer acknowledged the existence of a stable daily filling of underground tanks with Russian gas.
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  1. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 3 June 2022 09: 32
    Bluff of pure water. Put pressure on Gazprom
  2. skeptic Online skeptic
    skeptic 3 June 2022 12: 58
    Gas supplies, only after reimbursement of the cost of gas storage facilities.
  3. Shelest2000 Offline Shelest2000
    Shelest2000 3 June 2022 17: 53
    Hmm... Is there property of Austrian companies in Russia that can be confiscated in return? T.s. an eye for an eye?..
  4. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 4 June 2022 00: 36
    No one yet knows how the heroic opupei of the FRG on the expropriation of underground storage facilities will end. Every UGS facility in Europe is a subsidiary of Gazprom. With a real attempt to take away UGS facilities, the daughter goes bankrupt. This has already been shown in Germany. My daughter, of course, has a long-term contract with Gazprom. At decent prices. No daughter - no contract. Do you want gas? Yes please! At spot prices with prepayment. Strictly according to the wretched brainchild of the EU, the third energy package. Or download LNG (a rather big price + delivery from the terminal to the UGS facility).
    This is not to mention the fact that Austria will lose points of a good attitude towards Russia. Which will be highly valued after the end of the Ukrainian stage of denazification.
    For example, Orban will come to Putin and say,

    "Uncle Vova, did I behave well?"
    "Yes Vitya, what's good is good."
    "Can I take Transylvania from the gypsies? She was ours ..."
    "So take it to your health, they provided airfields to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, small-shaven Moscow was ruined from their territory with Harpoon. And if they twitch, then I will help."
    Then Austria will come, ask to organize Austria-Hungary on the ruins of the EU,
    Putin asks:
    "Why Austria-Hungary? Why not Hungary-Austria?"
    "So it happened historically, Yes, and we have technology ..."
    "But Hungary has a larger population, especially taking into account Transylvania. Their gas will be cheaper (and you will survive), respectively, the cost is lower, and the leadership there is smarter, as life has shown. In short, Hungary will be the main one. I said everything."

    If Bulgaria behaved well, it could regain the Black Sea coast of Romania. These are historically Bulgarian lands. But the mind was not enough ...
  5. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 4 June 2022 22: 50
    he repeated twice that his country was compelled to do so because energy security was a priority for the government,

    So you want to live well, that we will rob you now?

    Tightening the valve until all issues are resolved will be the right decision.
    In my humble opinion..
  6. ksa Offline ksa
    ksa 5 June 2022 07: 15
    Didn't even try to buy it?
    For security purposes, you can only select?
  7. TermNachTer Offline TermNachTer
    TermNachTer (Nikolai) 8 June 2022 09: 28
    Why do they need empty storage?