Why European countries do not freeze in the absence of Russian gas


In connection with the unfavorable foreign policy events of the past year, Russia has reduced gas supplies from 240 to 180 billion cubic meters. At the same time, the price of natural gas in Europe fell to $750 per 1 cubic meters, which was the lowest since the beginning of autumn last year.


Europeans continue to save on the background of a lack of gas, but the collapse of European energy systems did not happen.

This happened for two main reasons, one of which is a relatively warm winter. Thus, the New Year's temperature in Kaliningrad was 12 degrees above zero, in Warsaw it rose to 18,9 degrees, and in the Swiss Alps - up to 19,3 degrees.

Another reason for sustainability economics Europe was the slowdown in the economic growth of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, which are major buyers of Russian energy. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, China's economic growth has fallen to 3 percent, and the country's purchasing power parity has fallen by $600 billion. The lost volumes of liquefied gas supplied to Asia were redirected to Europe.

Thus, the current stability of the economy of the Old World has become possible due to a combination of subjective factors. However, given China's gradual overcoming of covid problems, in the future the situation may change to the opposite.
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  1. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 4 January 2023 19: 37
    +10
    An untrue article tries to explain to stupid people why the summer mantras about "freezing Europe" did not work, and why it is necessary to wait for the next winter, and then another, and another ....
    1. Snail N9 Offline Snail N9
      Snail N9 (Snail) 5 January 2023 09: 00
      +2
      Why European countries do not freeze in the absence of Russian gas

      Oh, should you? Maybe because they don't read or watch Russian media? wink
    2. Leontrotsky Offline Leontrotsky
      Leontrotsky (Leon) 6 January 2023 22: 53
      0
      You don't have to wait. The arctic fox is already on the threshold))) What price has settled down for Europe? Popvilno - 750. And this is the minimum in recent times. And it was for 2000. And how many were there under long-term contracts with Mother Russia? Correctly. 350. That is, at least twice the growth. So far twice. With a favorable development of events for Europe))) and for China, the speed is right in the region of 160. That is, already at the initial stage of production of goods, the handicap of the Celestial Empire is overwhelming. With all the consequences.
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 4 January 2023 19: 49
    0
    This happened for two main reasons, one of which is a relatively warm winter.

    Nothing, it looks like the arrival of the "beast from the East" is yet to come)
  3. Alternatives Offline Alternatives
    Alternatives (Alexander) 4 January 2023 20: 03
    +9
    Because Putin calmly filled all the gas storages in Europe in the summer. And the story about "Europe will freeze" is needed only for domestic consumption within Russia, in order to fool the population.

    Is this not obvious?
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 4 January 2023 22: 06
      +2
      Quote from Alternative
      Because Putin calmly filled all the gas storages in Europe in the summer. And the story about "Europe will freeze" is needed only for domestic consumption within Russia, in order to fool the population.

      Is this not obvious?

      for the especially gifted, this is still not obvious, these are believers in the holy HPP
    2. nepunamemuk Offline nepunamemuk
      nepunamemuk (Akela Missed) 5 January 2023 14: 32
      +1
      Because Putin calmly filled all the gas storages in Europe in the summer. And the story about "Europe will freeze" is needed only for domestic consumption within Russia, in order to fool the population.

      but not only the population of Russia
      and the population of Europe and the whole world
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 January 2023 20: 23
    +5
    Every time in the summer they promise all sorts of stupid things, and then you have to anonymously explain why it didn’t come true ..
    Economists have never supported these stories for the electorate
    1. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
      Vladimir80 5 January 2023 07: 25
      +1
      economists? I mean, liars number two!? they will explain to you about the "market economy" ....
  5. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 4 January 2023 21: 35
    -1
    Noodles on the ears. Tropics in Norway
  6. d.zavolokin Offline d.zavolokin
    d.zavolokin (dmitry Dmitry) 5 January 2023 05: 41
    +1
    Quote: vlad127490
    Noodles on the ears. Tropics in Norway

    There is your shaz
  7. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 5 January 2023 07: 23
    +4
    That Solovyov has that on the first channel every day a bunch of talkative "experts" cracked about freezing Europe about her kneeling in front of Russia. But this will never happen, because we supply them with gas ourselves, and with the Turkish president Putin has already muddied a gas hub to supply Europe gas. There was never an assistant in the form of General Frost, in the Second World War near Moscow these were reserves from Siberia that arrived in time, and now these are money bags from Russia helping Europe with all resources. heads on TV that their chatter has already got everyone.
    1. prior Offline prior
      prior (Vlad) 5 January 2023 11: 05
      +3
      Europe has not frozen and will not freeze.
      On the other hand, the complete worthlessness of the forecasts of the experts invited to the Russian talk shows, as well as the shows themselves, became obvious.
      A lot of shows, no sense.
      1. Alternatives Offline Alternatives
        Alternatives (Alexander) 5 January 2023 14: 36
        +2
        there is a sense. In our country, half of the population watches these idiots.
    2. Leontrotsky Offline Leontrotsky
      Leontrotsky (Leon) 6 January 2023 22: 44
      0
      There was no General Frost? Look at the chronicle of how the 6th army of Paulus surrendered near Stalingrad. And you will understand everything.
  8. rish Offline rish
    rish (Rish) 5 January 2023 09: 26
    +3
    it’s clear why they didn’t freeze and won’t freeze, because they don’t watch our TV
  9. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 5 January 2023 13: 35
    -1
    You can explain and predict anything, but here are the facts:

    The price of gas in Europe fell below $4 per 750 cubic meters on January 1000. m for the first time since November 2, 2021. According to the London ICE exchange, cited by TASS, the overall price reduction on Wednesday is more than 3%.

    The cost of February gas futures at the TTF hub in the Netherlands fell to $733 per 1000 cubic meters. m, or 67 euros per MWh, taking into account the current exchange rate on the international market.
  10. NatiKoshka_87 Offline NatiKoshka_87
    NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 7 January 2023 02: 11
    0
    Even General Frost is not on the side of Russia. And with such rulers in the Russian Federation, and the Lord God is no helper.