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German media: Berlin will not exchange gas from Russia for LNG from the USA

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Germany is not going to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the USA, since such a deal does not meet the economic interests of the country and is not capable of ensuring its energy security. A weekly German newspaper Handelsblatt writes about this today, responding to the attempts of the American government to push Germany to buy LNG.


German media: Berlin will not exchange gas from Russia for LNG from the USA


According to the publication, there are a number of obstacles to such a step by the German government.

Firstly, Germany does not have all the necessary infrastructure to receive American fuel. The construction of the LNG terminal, which Berlin is currently considering under US pressure, is hardly realized, since it is unprofitable.

Secondly, Germany’s plans to abandon carbon sources for the 2050 year run counter to US plans to “impose” its LNG. It is unprofitable for the German government to invest in a new gas infrastructure when there is a cheaper alternative - the Nord Stream-2 project.

Thirdly, Germany will not take rash steps to replace Russia with the United States, thereby risking the loss of its energy security. And this, according to the author of the article, is quite possible, since the American authorities with their “America Above All” policy are actively involved in trade wars.
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 September 2018 06: 56
    +8
    Germany is not going to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States, since such a deal does not meet the country's economic interests and is not able to ensure its energy security
    It is always nice to hear sensible words, even if they do not sound so far from politicians, but in the German media.
    1. Jolly oldster sailor
      Jolly oldster sailor 17 September 2018 07: 05
      -9
      The German media, this is not our media at all ... Express the aspirations of the whole society, not just the ruling elite.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 17 September 2018 07: 08
        0
        Thirdly, Germany will not take rash steps to replace Russia with the United States,

        Already replaced, one gas remained, and then it will be seen.
      2. Украинец
        Украинец 17 September 2018 07: 14
        -1
        Naive? It's a game! Perhaps in this way the Germans bargain with the Americans
        1. igorbrsv
          igorbrsv 17 September 2018 07: 23
          0
          Good bargain. wassat The pipe is close
          1. DEDPIHTO
            DEDPIHTO 17 September 2018 07: 47
            0
            Quote: igorbrsv
            Good bargain. wassat The pipe is close

            Yeah. It remains only to Frau, to tear the vest on his chest with a cry, I'll drink it all, but I won’t disgrace the fleet, .. in the sense of a gas pipe. laughing Do not forget that Deutsch in the occupation and the pressure of the mattresses will only increase. hi
            1. NIKN
              NIKN 17 September 2018 09: 37
              0
              The construction of the LNG terminal, which Berlin is currently considering under US pressure, is unlikely to be realized, since is unprofitable.
              Here are those times belay It is cost-effective for Lithuania, but not for Germany. request what
              1. Jolly oldster sailor
                Jolly oldster sailor 17 September 2018 09: 54
                -6
                Where are you poking around, damn it ... Go discuss how solarium is drained from helicopters.
        2. Kent0001
          Kent0001 17 September 2018 10: 12
          0
          As an option, but no more, if only because what grandmas have already been invested in SP-2
      3. user1212
        user1212 17 September 2018 07: 52
        0
        Quote: Jolly oldster sailor
        Express the aspirations of the whole society, not only the ruling elite.

        Come on belay
      4. Serge Gorely
        Serge Gorely 17 September 2018 08: 23
        +5
        Quote: Jolly oldster sailor
        The German media, this is not our media at all ... Express the aspirations of the whole society, not just the ruling elite.

        Come on? All German media protect gay people and for tolerance. Do you seriously think that most Germans love homosexuals and migrants?
      5. NF68
        NF68 17 September 2018 14: 23
        0
        Quote: Jolly oldster sailor
        The German media, this is not our media at all ... Express the aspirations of the whole society, not just the ruling elite.


        A large number of questions often arise at the expense of the "hopes of the whole society", but in this particular case it is similar to the real state of affairs: very few people want to buy large quantities of expensive American LNG. Or no one wants to.
    2. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 17 September 2018 07: 49
      +9
      As a power engineer, to be honest, I was already fed up with this amateurish discussion of all sorts of "American cng breakthroughs." What is all this for? At least someone, not even from ours, but even from Europeans or mattresses, was interested in real numbers? P.I. Endostan does not even take 1% of the world's gas exports, and even if it invests a couple of hundred billion dollars and spends two decades of time on a bunch of infrastructure - domestic gas pipelines, liquefaction terminals, dozens of giant gas carriers, regasification terminals and the purification of "shale" impurities - it's still not something that will not replace Russia in the growing European market, but it will not be able to take% of Qatar there. And these are far from all the problems of picket fencers, full of technical, internal environmental, global price conjuncture, etc. So let the Germans not worry, they will have our uncontested gas and Omeriga will not introduce any sanctions against them.
      But demand in Europe, taking into account the soon closure of all nuclear power plants in Germany, the depletion of its own fields in the Netherlands, Norway and Britain, and much more, will only increase, and Gazprom's volumes of supplies to Europe will grow the same (this year, 200 billion cubic meters). Now, Russia's share in EU gas imports is 70%.
      1. Jolly oldster sailor
        Jolly oldster sailor 17 September 2018 08: 02
        -10
        You got tired, you say. But I'm not tired, think? am And our deposits are depleted.
        1. Sarmat Sanych
          Sarmat Sanych 17 September 2018 08: 13
          +7
          Your deposits can only be depleted in a rural toilet in the country. If of course there is a summer residencelaughing.
          Russia has 18% of the world's gas reserves, and this is without the Russian Arctic (Lomonosov Ridge) and the masses of undeveloped areas in the Caspian Sea, Kamchatka, Sakhalin shelves, the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, mainland Yakutia, etc. According to world experts, Russia's share in the world's gas reserves can reach THREE. In fact, we have endless gas deposits, it remains to wait until it starts replacing oil.
          PS Do not cry.
    3. antivirus
      antivirus 17 September 2018 07: 49
      -1
      no rationality - there is a benefit.
      our Foreign Ministry and propagandists need to learn how to play on the nerves and pull out the dirty laundry lobbying Amer energetic interests
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  2. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 17 September 2018 07: 11
    +3
    Where is Bulgaria there? Let them learn to defend their money!
  3. aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 17 September 2018 07: 12
    -1
    and if they bought, if a country like the USA starts to turn into a raw materials appendage ???
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 September 2018 07: 25
    +1
    Too politicized a simple HIT of a striped-eared racketeer ... As soon as he manages to "break" the SP-2, the GTS of the Outskirts will be bought by US corporations, and the gas will immediately become "democratic" and free from the political component. IMHO, this is precisely the US plan. Well, they don't have 150-200 billion cubic meters of this gas. If it were - they would have already sold it to Japan and China - there demand is growing and growing. They intimidated Japan with their reactors so much ... All the stations were "turned off" out of fright ...
  5. Masya masya
    Masya masya 17 September 2018 07: 30
    +6
    The construction of the LNG terminal, which is currently considering Berlin under US pressure, is unlikely to be realized, since it is unprofitable

    everything is simple ... they know how to count money ...
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 17 September 2018 07: 56
      +3
      Marisha, hello! love
      Quote: Masya Masya
      they know how to count money ...

      The Germans are pragmatists. Therefore, more and more often from Germany one can hear dissatisfaction with sanctions.
      1. Masya masya
        Masya masya 17 September 2018 07: 59
        +5
        Hi, Pasha! love
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        The Germans are pragmatists. Therefore, more and more often from Germany heard dissatisfaction with sanctions

        Well, they’re crying in a rag, for sanctions, but in reality ... zilch ... and then the states really go into your pocket ... wink
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 17 September 2018 08: 02
          +2
          Quote: Masya Masya
          and here the states really go into your pocket ...

          If the Germans are able to abandon mattress LNG - this will set a precedent. Because mattresses are so assertive and work.
          1. bessmertniy
            bessmertniy 17 September 2018 09: 52
            +1
            If they could offer their gas at a Russian price for the long term, then this would be interesting for Germany. And so - German gas does not give any benefit to Germany.
  6. Peter Smith
    Peter Smith 17 September 2018 07: 41
    -6
    At such a pace as in Germany alternative energy is developing, they will soon not need Russian and American gas either. I really think in 10-15 years they will reduce their dependence on gas purchases by another quarter.
    1. Moskovit
      Moskovit 17 September 2018 08: 08
      +3
      Where does this data come from? This is the green Wishlist. Now more than 50% of electricity is generated by gas. Germany is the largest exporter of electricity. I'm not talking about heating. So gas and gas again.
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 17 September 2018 21: 09
        0
        Germans can buy less gas - only take out production to third countries.
        Turks, Bulgarians, Egypt, etc. where there is a competent population and technical personnel - you just need to watered stability and dependence on the country of capital investments and this is to the United States. not germany
    2. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 17 September 2018 08: 16
      +5
      Demand for gas in Germany is only growing, and the growth rate will increase due to the rejection of all German nuclear power plants, coal, the inability of alternative energy to cope with peak loads and much more.
    3. Orkraider
      Orkraider 17 September 2018 08: 28
      +5
      Quote: Peter Smith
      At such a pace as in Germany alternative energy is developing, they will soon not need Russian and American gas either. I really think in 10-15 years they will reduce their dependence on gas purchases by another quarter.


      There are many scandals connected with alternative energy; for a long time it will not be able to replace the traditional one. For those who like to argue, I’ll just explain:
      1. Synchronization to deliver power to the network. Have you ever wondered why, with the growth of alternative energy, at the same time increase the capacity of traditional? That is, the buildup is not entirely due to windmills, solar, hydro, but also when building capacity of stations with traditional blocks. Yes, that's all, it is necessary to compensate for the failures in the output of power and smooth out the peaks.
      2. It flows from the first. Powerful and energy-intensive production with a continuous production cycle cannot depend on unstable food. And for chemical synthesis, it is also extremely dangerous.
      3. Accumulation - until cheap drives with a large capacity and allowing to quickly receive / give back and with a huge number of these cycles are developed, alternative energy will be dated by the state and will only complement it.
      4. About transmission losses, I will not indicate, as well as about the constantly growing electricity consumption. Yes, and about central heating, in Germany there is no central heating in our classical sense. Here everyone is warmed up by himself. In private houses - their own boiler rooms, in apartment buildings - separate gas equipment that heats water for the batteries of a particular house. Translate to electric boilers? It will be expensive)))

      In general, until there is a breakthrough in a number of studies and inventions, and they are not amenable to planning, it is premature to speak with confidence about the terms for refusing or reducing gas consumption.
  7. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 17 September 2018 08: 32
    0
    Nobody can be trusted, only a sober miscalculation .... and he often fails now.
  8. Strashila
    Strashila 17 September 2018 09: 05
    0
    "German media: Berlin will not exchange gas from Russia for LNG from the United States" ... that's right ... when Russia supplies LNG to both America and Britain ... then Germany will always be able to get it outside both joint ventures ... but what maybe America ... if during the peak season it does not have enough gas itself.
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 17 September 2018 12: 03
    0
    Oh, how hotts amers also close the gas market. Already can not eat wah ...