Western experts: energy respite for the EU will end this fall


Europe did not freeze without Russian gas and supplies of raw materials at the beginning of the year at the height of the heating season. Most EU member states have managed to avoid rolling blackouts. But this happened due to abnormally warm weather, that is, due to a favorable combination of circumstances and luck, and not the measures taken or the issue resolved with alternative energy suppliers. In other words, Moscow's expectation that Brussels would be more accommodating in the face of cold weather has not materialized. But luck can still turn in both directions. OilPrice writes about this.


In addition, a sharp drop in demand in China due to COVID-related restrictions has allowed the redirection of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers bound for Asia to the European Union. All of these factors are too changeable and temporary to become a long-term basis for the energy concept of the Old World, to give stability to the market.

But during the year the situation can change dramatically. Analysts say the EU's luck will soon run out and, combined with further cuts in Russia's natural gas exports, will result in energy shortages in Europe next winter and prices skyrocketing. In other words, at the beginning of 2023, Europe received only a respite, and not a full deliverance. The jubilation will end with the arrival of this autumn.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this year the blue fuel deficit in Europe alone can reach 60 billion cubic meters. And the battle for the resource will be very stubborn. According to OilPrice, now much if not everything depends on what Moscow, as the largest supplier, does or does not do with respect to an unfriendly Europe.

Western experts agree on only one thing: in the short term, Europe will lose, but in the long term, the income of the main export industry of the Russian Federation will still suffer.
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  1. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 4 January 2023 11: 04
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    Most EU member states have managed to avoid rolling blackouts. But this happened due to abnormally warm weather, that is, due to a favorable combination of circumstances and luck.

    hahaha, what ridiculous propaganda, every year they will come up with “but this winter Europe will definitely freeze”, that’s enough already - change the record, we hear about the decaying West since the 60s ...
  2. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
    Paul3390 (Paul) 4 January 2023 11: 21
    +2
    Actually, already in April it will be necessary to start filling the storage facilities again .. Last year - this became possible only due to the fact that, despite all the dirty tricks of the West, our adored leadership pumped gas to them all spring and all summer .. This is such a strange type we have war. But in this - this seems to be already technically impossible, thanks to America and England, who rushed the Streams ... So let's see how Geyropa will get out ..
    1. prior Offline prior
      prior (Vlad) 4 January 2023 12: 07
      -1
      Money is there, children are there, palaces and yachts are also there ....
      In Russia, only "sheep" for shearing.
      Well, how can you freeze Europe?!
  3. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 4 January 2023 11: 58
    -1
    Yes, it will end; but I repeat again: there will be no catastrophe, they will adapt.

    Western experts agree on only one thing: in the short term, Europe will lose, but in the long term, the income of the main export industry of the Russian Federation will still suffer.

    I agree ...
  4. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 4 January 2023 13: 04
    +1
    Another noodle on the ears. In the Russian Federation, prices for some positions increased 7 times over the year, for example, Valeo clutches cost 2021 rubles in 4350, and 2022 rubles in November 32000. Inflation, loss of the North American and European markets, sanctions, war, etc. and all this fell on the heads of ordinary citizens of Russia. Write about life in Russia.
    1. Khas Offline Khas
      Khas (Misha Shvot) 7 January 2023 15: 35
      0
      Your noodle!!! As it was worth it, it’s worth it ... Google to the rescue, all-weavers !!!