Western experts on satellite data determined what Russia is doing with gas not sold to the EU

Economic the consequences of a radical reduction in gas supplies from Russia dominate discussions in the European policy and daily agenda. EU and US officials fear that Gazprom may simply be burning fuel at its fields as huge surpluses are created after exports to Europe are suspended. However, the obtained satellite data (radiation, glow, ionization) indicate that these fears are groundless. As the analysis shows, the level of flares at Russian fields even decreased by 27%.

It turns out that only the formation of huge volumes of unsold raw materials has been confirmed. It is the fate of these cubic meters that the West is very concerned about. Bloomberg writes about what Russia is doing with the surplus fuel not sold to the EU.

As it turned out, additional volumes are indeed accumulating. These surpluses of Russian gas are distributed very flexibly throughout the production system. Part of the produced fuel is sent to storage, that is, again underground, in containers below the permafrost level. A small part is incinerated as process waste, the rest simply remains in the Siberian fields, because the infrastructure of the reservoirs being developed has the flexibility that allows Gazprom to increase or decrease flows as needed. This information is obtained from several sources: from satellite channels, from technical descriptions of industry experts and company reporting data.

Due to seasonal and market fluctuations in the structure of consumption of raw materials by customers, Gazprom has to significantly change production volumes on a monthly basis. This is an expected effect, so nothing technologically "terrible" for the company due to the cessation of exports did not happen. At the same time, several large production projects of Gazprom, taking into account the specified specifics, function as "gas cylinders". Technologies allow you to open the "faucet" to the full, then significantly overlap. In this way, production is regulated. Fuel liquefaction plants have been set up at some fields, so some, albeit insignificant, part is delivered to customers in the form of LNG.

Satisfied curiosity of Western experts gave rise to some surprise and bewilderment. To all appearances, the state of affairs in the gas extracting industry of the Russian Federation turned out to be not so critical and, moreover, unaffected in the face of a radical reduction in supplies to the EU. Of course, the West expected to see a completely different picture, especially against the backdrop of the Nord Stream being put out of action.
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  1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 29 September 2022 13: 14
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    the curiosity of Western experts gave rise to some surprise and bewilderment. Apparently, the state of affairs in the gas production industry of the Russian Federation turned out to be not so critical and even less vulnerable in the face of a radical reduction in supplies to the EU

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  2. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 29 September 2022 13: 44
    I wrote a long time ago that it’s more profitable to have a money-box not in foreign currency, but in real assets such as oil and gas reserves ... Western currencies will collapse soon, and Eastern ones are subject to inflation ..... gas will rise in price further .... and its reserves will be depleted , especially shale ..... capitalism is prone to speculation, especially in the face of an abundance of printed money, speculators have now rushed into the US gas industry to speed them up, Americans and Ukrofascists are blowing up pipes .... but no matter how much you pump the US gas industry with gas money, there is no gas will increase, gas stocks will collapse because their gas will run out. and the EU will also collapse because there is a price limit when a product is bought and it looks like it has long been passed ..... stupid American speculators, victims of a pseudoscience called Economics, cut off from real economic science and real production .... and we are for reality, and we have it in the form of gas, oil of the earth and rockets, truth and God
  3. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 29 September 2022 17: 12
    In winter, when you freeze, remember this with bitterness.
  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 29 September 2022 17: 27
    Like it or not, cuts in production and labor force are inevitable even with a maximum increase in supplies through the GTS of Ukraine and Belarus.