BRUSSELS, Oct 21 – PRIME, Maria Knyazeva. Russia may in the coming weeks fulfill its contractual obligations for the supply of gas to the European Union without additional systems for pumping fuel through Ukraine, Alan Davis (Alan Davis), senior director of electricity, gas and oil at IHS Markit, told RIA Novosti.
“The most recent signal from the latest results of this monthly capacity release – ed.” weeks, “he said.
The main gas supplier to the European Union is Russia. At the same time, the EU imports 90% of the “blue fuel” it consumes.
The European Union faced a strong increase in gas prices, led to an increase in the price of electricity, which puts pressure on the economy of the community. However, the European Commission does not associate this with supplies from Russia. Gas prices are cyclical and are set by the global market. One of the reasons for the current leap is the recovery of the world economy, the EC noted.
The European Commission said that Gazprom had long-term contracts with buyers in the European Union, but it did not respond to higher demand in the region as it did in previous years.
At the same time, in October, Gazprom reported that the company’s gas exports to non-CIS countries, according to preliminary data, increased by 15.3% in January-September, to 145.8 billion cubic meters of gas. This is the second largest figure in nine months in the history of deliveries (in 2018 – 149.2 billion cubic meters). In particular, the company increased gas supplies to Turkey (by 138.3%), Germany (by 33.2%), Italy (by 14.2%), Romania (by 305.6%), Serbia (by 125.2%). %). %), Poland (by 11.2%), Bulgaria (by 52.5%), Greece (by 10.8%), Finland (by 17.5%). On October 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian Federation had increased gas supplies to Europe, while others supplied them at 14 billion cubic meters, half of which came from the United States.
Sergey Makogon, General Director of the GTS Operator of Ukraine, was announced at the current monthly auction for November 2021. Additional capacities for gas transit through Ukraine from the Russian Federation to the EU have not yet been booked. If Gazprom does not use additional capacities in the future and continues to underutilize the already booked capacities of the Ukrainian GTS, then the volume of gas supplies to the EU will amount to more than 5 billion cubic meters by the end of the heating season 2021-2022 and 2.3 billion cubic meters at the end of calendar 2021. of the year, Macogon wrote on his Facebook.
In September, Gazprom is working on certification of the pipeline operator as the start of gas supplies. At the same time, Moscow notes that the agreement on gas transit to Europe will remain in force for the entire period of its validity, and even after its completion, Moscow does not intend to abandon Ukrainian transit.