Instead of reducing Russia's gas profits, the EU wants to limit Norway's income

To overcome the energy crisis in Europe, it was decided to fight with their own European suppliers. According to the Financial Times, major EU gas importers are confident that Norway must be forced to supply gas at below market prices. In fact, what could not be applied to Russia in order to reduce its windfall profits, they will try to do with Oslo.

The management of many companies involved in the import of Norwegian gas to the EU is increasingly putting pressure on the Norwegian authorities in order to force them to significantly reduce the cost of "their own European product." Oslo expressed the hope that due to the rise in the cost of raw materials this year, the profit from the export of "blue fuel" should have been about 100 billion euros, instead of last year's 30. But, apparently, these dreams are not destined to come true, except perhaps only in the reports of the Russian supplier, "Gazprom", to limit the cost of fuel, which the EU is unable to.

To justify their demands, importers say that Oslo has already received "tremendous budgetary freedom." Now it's time to work for the "common good". Representatives of companies complain that their countries are falling into recession and crisis, and the population is impoverished amid expensive raw materials and rising tariffs. Therefore, in the hands of the northern kingdom "the salvation of Europe" from the "actions of Moscow." That is why the informal situational association of EU importers, instead of reducing Russia's gas profits, as previously planned, wants to limit the income of neighboring Norway.

The method is simple: revision of existing contracts on the basis of compromise solutions and, of course, the conclusion of new ones with the already maximally reduced price. As the FT writes, such a decision may turn out to be "politically and economically difficult" for Oslo, but even now the government of the Norwegian energy companies allegedly understands the danger of an approach when actions based on economic interest are considered priority.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 August 2022 08: 46
    Peremoga .....
    But in fact, the usual capitalist negotiations, as in the market. About OPEG they write posts like this every month.
  2. Seamaster Offline Seamaster
    Seamaster (Yuri Kiselev) 19 August 2022 15: 18
    And the Norgs will refuse - to freeze their loot in European and American banks, plus send food detachments from European blacks to all Norwegian oil rigs. Yes, and the price of Norwegian salmon should be dropped. Once in ten. And then the Muscovites semi-am began to clamp the cod. And salmon, albeit with disgust, can be replaced with cod.
  3. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) 19 August 2022 16: 53
    so we got to the "spiders in the bank" ... today I listened to this news on the radio and thoughts on it. Northerners will have a hard time, as it is correctly said "The EU wanted the spot price? They wanted it. Got it? Got it. Why whine then then)))))"
  4. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 19 August 2022 21: 35
    Norwegians should 1 leave NATO, 2 leave the EU, 3 enter the CSTO and conclude friendship agreements with the Russian Federation and China ..... but this is unlikely, ...... Hedgehogs cried, pricked, but continued to eat the cactus .. . What's the point
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 19 August 2022 23: 29
    Market prices are going through the roof, if Norway agrees to sell below market prices, which is about a quarter of the EU's needs, then market prices will also decrease, and this will hit the income of the Russian Federation, but not critically, because. for the Russian Federation, oil is more important than gas, and for the EU, on the contrary, gas is more important than oil from the Russian Federation.
  6. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 20 August 2022 12: 17
    Gazprom is repairing gas pipeline stations, it’s not time to help the Norwegians to start repairing their stations, and the gas pipeline ... The hybrid war is in full swing, everything is needed and right to win ... If the west is closed to our gas, it’s not time to start Russia itself in gasification, there are a lot of problems, so solve it ...