The torch of confrontation: the expert told how much the gas burned by Russia every day costs


Due to Western sanctions, and in anticipation of an easing of the conflict that would allow it to continue pumping gas to Europe, Russia is burning huge amounts of natural gas for nothing every day - and it has been that way for several weeks. Moreover, a huge torch was found not at the field, but on the infrastructure of the pipeline, at the point of entry of raw materials into the pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The phenomenon was described by Norwegian energy expert Sindre Knutsson. In an interview with the German publication Der Spiegel, he reveals how much gas and money will be wasted.


This is probably the most expensive flame in the world. The torch in Portovaya is becoming a symbol of the gas confrontation between Russia and the West

- the expert says.

Not far from the pipeline's starting point in the Baltic Sea, Russia burns more than four million cubic meters of natural gas every day. To be precise, 4,34 million cubic meters are burned every day. This is about one-eighth of the volume still supplied by Nord Stream. At the current market price, these cubic meters are worth about 13 million euros. Knutsson's data is based on his research for Rystad Energy.

According to the expert, the first torch was set on fire at the site of the Portovaya CS on July 11, that is, exactly on the day when technical maintenance of Nord Stream and all gas flows through the pipeline ceased. After that, the values ​​of heat and pollution emitted in the region fluctuated strongly up and down. And in August they again increased significantly. This means that a huge amount of gas is being continuously flared. So far, Russia does not want to stop or reduce the production of scarce raw materials, expecting changes for the better.

The flickering flame is clearly visible from afar and serves as a symbol that Russian gas is waiting to flow to Europe when friendly political relationship will resume. The signal for reconciliation and readiness to cooperate further, as before, was given

Knutsson says.
  • Photos used: pxfuel.com
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 29 August 2022 09: 09
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    Not far from the pipeline's starting point in the Baltic Sea, Russia burns more than four million cubic meters of natural gas every day.

    Would the EU want Russia to supply gas there for free? All the same, you can’t buy anything with the euro of Russia, since this is prohibited by the EU itself. It was there that such sanctions were established.
    And how much gas is burned in the Black Sea after the Ukrainians blow up the Crimean gas platforms?
    The more gas burns in the atmosphere, the faster it will get warmer on Earth. Southern Europe will turn into the Sahara, and Russian Siberia will become, in terms of climate, like the middle zone of European Russia.
    So let the West groan from the heat and drought, and in Russia it will become a little warmer ...
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 29 August 2022 09: 20
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    The torch of confrontation: the expert told how much the gas burned by Russia every day costs

    - Personally, I propose to organize "psychological attacks" (psychological weapons) against all EU enemies!
    - Build high-altitude gas pipeline towers in border areas and in places of visibility at a distance of many kilometers and light torches there - as symbols of the "eternal flame" (to some extent - for the destroyed monuments to our soldiers)! - So let these "eternal fires" burn at the borders - and let our enemies (who have no gas) see all this and let them rage in impotent rage !!!
    - Especially in a fierce winter, these "eternal lights" - will really "demolish the towers" (their stupid heads) to our fierce enemies!
    “Maybe it will make them smarter faster!”
  3. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 29 August 2022 09: 33
    -1
    Europe will still pay for this torch with a vengeance, and it should know about it.
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 29 August 2022 10: 18
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    Norwegian energy expert Sindre Knutsson

    So far, Russia does not want to stop or reduce the production of scarce raw materials, expecting changes for the better.

    This is not an expert.
    It is technically impossible to stop gas production. You can only reduce by 10%. This was the essence of long-term contracts.
    Long live the Stockholm Arbitration and personally Greta Thunberg. Special thanks to the authors of the Third Energy Package.
  5. Oleg_5 Offline Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 29 August 2022 10: 40
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    Let YOUR, and not FOREIGN gas count ...
  6. Pavel Mokshanov_2 (Pavel Mokshanov) 29 August 2022 11: 24
    +2
    But is it possible to pump this gas into our underground storage facilities or send it to gasify our territories. After all, many are still heated with wood and coal. Or in our country, according to the principle, I myself won’t give up and I won’t give it to the enemy.
  7. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 29 August 2022 13: 40
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    When the Gauls were besieging the Capitol, the Romans, having reached the extreme degree of hunger, began to throw bread at the enemy. Thus creating the appearance of an abundance of food, they withstood the siege until help arrived.

    The Thracians, besieged on a steep mountain, where the enemy had no access, fed several sheep with wheat and drove them to the enemy positions. The enemies caught and killed the animals. Having found the remains of bread in their entrails, they thought that the Thracians still had a lot of wheat left, since they fed it to livestock. The enemy lifted the siege.
  8. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 29 August 2022 13: 44
    +2
    Russia burns huge amounts of natural gas every day for nothing

    And this is at a time when half of Russia is not provided with normal power supply and heating, when many settlements are still heated with firewood, which is also used for cooking.
    What is this?
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 29 August 2022 14: 54
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      Quote: Alexander Popov
      What is this?

      It is just a business.
      The price of gas for the end consumer in Russia is such that it is cheaper to burn it out of proportion now than to build infrastructure from scratch to provide gas later (and even then, if this end consumer pays). Yes, and it is impossible to build instantly in principle. In addition, as noted above, it is strongly not recommended to stop wells (and oil wells cannot be stopped at all). Vaults? So they are also not rubber. It is unprofitable to liquefy in order to regasify later because of crazy energy costs. That is why now neither the Saudis want to increase oil production, nor the Norwegians do not want to increase gas production, even despite the fact that Russia is actively being squeezed out of these markets. The war will end, the sanctions will gradually be softened, they will come again and buy Russian energy resources, because once again Moscow will sell cheaper than anyone else. And what should the Saudis and Vikings do with excess volumes in this case? Where are you going to put them?
      1. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
        Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 29 August 2022 21: 17
        +3
        Unfavorable for whom?
        For whom does the country of Russia exist if not for its own people!
        Unprofitable for thieves-capitalists who have seized the natural resources of Russia for nothing.
        With the nationalization of raw materials and natural resources, the means of production, this task - "unprofitable" in combination with others that ensure the life of the people, is completely solved.
        1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
          k7k8 (vic) 30 August 2022 10: 34
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          Quote: Alexander Popov
          Unfavorable for whom?

          And you, including. Because the momentary minimal benefit now will turn into a catastrophe for the oil and gas industry later. Don't let "later" fool you. It's not as far in the future as you think.

          Quote: Alexander Popov
          With the nationalization of raw materials and natural resources, the means of production, this task - "unprofitable" in combination with others that ensure the life of the people, is completely solved

          To listen to you, the problem of gasification of Russia is not being solved at the moment, from the word "completely"
          1. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
            Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 30 August 2022 11: 26
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            Don't let "later" fool you. It's not as far in the future as you think.

            What will happen "after"?
            If you do not "change horses at the crossing along with the crossing" today, then in the "near future", as you say - k7k8 (vic), from our country, in the worst case, only shreds may remain in the form of separate specific "principalities".
      2. Amper Offline Amper
        Amper (Vlad) 1 September 2022 16: 12
        +1
        Animal snout of capitalism. Business is nothing personal! negative
  9. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 29 August 2022 17: 46
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    Not far from the pipeline's starting point in the Baltic Sea, Russia burns more than four million cubic meters of natural gas every day. To be precise, 4,34 million cubic meters are burned every day. This is about one-eighth of the volume still supplied by Nord Stream. At the current market price, these cubic meters are worth about 13 million euros.

    Some "patriots" rejoice ... winked
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 August 2022 09: 49
      -1
      And some are crying - why didn't they give free gas to the EU?
  10. nerovnayadoroga Offline nerovnayadoroga
    nerovnayadoroga 31 August 2022 08: 52
    0
    It is strange that he is not aware of the opening of a gas liquefaction plant in Portovaya and the torch (3) of the piece burns with associated gas, which is thus utilized!?
  11. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 31 August 2022 18: 25
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    Of course, it’s a mess to install a cascade of mobile gas power plants, and the benefits are unequivocal, St. Petersburg and its environs are nearby .... And then gasification of the Russian Federation, because more than half of the densely populated regions of the country are not gasified (a shoemaker without boots). Sanctions and SVO are not yet for one year.