A large session of Russian Energy Week with the participation of President Vladimir Putin was largely devoted to the gas issue expressed by Europe and Ukraine. All Russian answers to these questions sounded. “Let them at least say” – for example, in this form.
During the plenary session of Russian Energy Week, Russian President Vladimir Putin answered the most frequently asked questions in light of the gas crisis. He also touched upon the topic of gas transit through Ukraine. In a word, he gave the Russian answer to all the questions that have raised lately.
- Gas prices in Europe have risen due to a shortage of electricity, and not vice versa. And “there is no need to shift from a sore head to a healthy one.”
- Russia will reach record gas deliveries to the global market by the end of the year.
- If energy prices continue to be high, the situation will be risky for everyone – including producers.
- The Russian economy will reach neutral neutrality by 2060.
- By 2035, Russia will increase its production of liquefied natural gas to 140 million tons per year. And this, by the way, is 20% of the world market.
- The government should update the energy saving and energy efficiency program, extending it until 2035. This is a request from the president.
- The share of hydrocarbons in the world energy balance within 25 years can be reduced to 60-65%.
- Russia provides the accumulated volume of net greenhouse gas emissions lower than in the EU for decades.
And now a few quotes from Vladimir Putin from the plenary session.
On the rise in gas prices in Europe
“The rise in gas prices in Europe was the result of a shortage of electricity, and not vice versa! As if they do not see the numbers, do not see the reality, they are simply covering up their own mistakes.
Gas transit through Ukraine and Europe’s aspirations
“We are increasing today, no matter what, despite our political differences, I have already said, we have increased the volume of pumping by 10% in excess of our targeted contractual obligations. Let them at least say thank you.
“When Europe says to us,” We are moving away from hydrocarbons, but at the same time after 2024 you have to pump gas through Ukraine for another 100 years, “are you out of your mind or not?”
On gas prices and Russia’s obligations
“The fair price is not regulated by directives, it is regulated by the oil market […] Our users like Germany, let them bow deeply to Gerhard Schroeder in the legs for the fact that now Germany receives gas not for 1000-1500 dollars, but for 300 dollars. ”
“Russia fully fulfills its contractual obligations to our partners in Europe and ensures guaranteed uninterrupted gas supplies in this direction.
About Putin’s gestures
We will conclude this short review with a video cut, which better shows what the President of Russia said – watch the gestures.