“Will live until March”: Gazprom management made a disappointing forecast for Europe


Although European natural gas storage facilities are nearly full for this winter, Alexei Miller, head of Russian energy company Gazprom, warned that European households could freeze to death in the event of a cold snap.


According to Miller, the winter can be relatively warm, but for a week or even five days it will definitely be abnormally cold, and it is possible that entire cities and territories of Western countries will freeze, the official believes.

Miller said that during peak winter demand days, Europe could face a shortage of 800 million cubic meters of natural gas per day, or about one-third of its total consumption. However, according to Bloomberg, these figures are taken from a report by unknown analysts, so there is no way to verify them.

Further, the head of Gazprom also said that natural gas reserves in the EU could be depleted by up to 5% in March, which is a critical indicator. According to Miller, Europe will “live until March”, that's for sure, but since then the crisis will only begin, and there will be no gas, the problem of survival will arise with all force.

Now that the main highways in the Baltic Sea, through which Europe received raw materials, have been destroyed, gas is supplied to the EU through a variety of channels. Fuel comes from Norway and the US, which are the main suppliers after the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the market, as well as from a wide range of countries that sell LNG in small batches. Russian gas is supplied so far only through Ukraine in modest volumes.

In general, it is obvious that the forecast of the head of Gazprom is cruel, but fair. It looks like the energy crisis in Europe is far from over. Without a doubt, artificially created, it will have real and long-term consequences.
  • Used photos: gazprom.ru
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 14 October 2022 09: 18
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    And if Miller and similar experts make a mistake again, as they did in previous years, will they be removed? Will they punish? fined? or pat on the head - hang about "freezes" and further (yeah, in the era of warming)
  2. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 14 October 2022 09: 21
    +3
    In our country, no one is punished for endless lies, so the miller can safely continue to hang noodles on everyone ...
    In a situation with a stream of lies, reasonable people should not live with these illusions, and, if possible, protect loved ones from lies.
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 14 October 2022 10: 15
    +3
    The only way out for Europe is the complete surrender of Ukraine, the restoration of the GTS (moreover, the protection of the gas pipeline throughout the entire length is entrusted to the Russian Armed Forces), and the conclusion of long-term supplies tied to the oil basket.
    But who will let them?
    1. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
      Benjamin (Benjamin) 14 October 2022 13: 13
      +1
      There will be only one way out and it is already visible, not at all positive for the authoritarian regime
    2. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
      Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 17 October 2022 12: 47
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      Quote: Bakht
      The only way out for Europe is the complete surrender of Ukraine, the restoration of the GTS (moreover, the protection of the gas pipeline throughout the entire length is entrusted to the Russian Armed Forces), and the conclusion of long-term supplies tied to the oil basket.
      But who will let them?

      generally true, but let them guard the pipes themselves
  4. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 14 October 2022 14: 04
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    According to Miller, the winter can be relatively warm, but for a week or even five days it will definitely be abnormally cold, and it is possible that entire cities and territories of Western countries will freeze, the official believes.

    There is much more politics in this statement than economics and geography... winked
  5. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 14 October 2022 15: 04
    +1
    I repeat the words of the great philosopher W. Klitschko, PREPARE FOR THE EARTH.
  6. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 17 October 2022 12: 50
    0
    well, in general, they themselves achieved this, even if they survive the winter ..... but what will they do with a completely liquidated industry? what to live? despite the fact that there are fewer and fewer fools to buy their candy wrappers in reserves ..... In Russia, the expression is known as the words of Gorodnichiy, in the finale of the play "The Government Inspector" (1836) by the Russian writer Gogol Nikolai Vasilievich (1809 - 1852). "If God wants to punish, he will first take away the mind"