Who will give Europe gas: A difficult choice for Russia

Who will give Europe gas: A difficult choice for Russia

Even the most noted optimists, perhaps, will not dare to call last year a time of great successes and achievements for domestic energy exports to Europe. The year was not just a busy one - rather, an archy complex and dramatic one. Everything was against us: from unprecedented warm weather, which did not contribute at all to an increase in European imports, to the desperate desire of the United States to oust Russia from the energy markets of the Old World. Moreover, such “stupid things” as the rules of fair competition, our opponents, of course, did not bother at all and bother, by the way, in the future they are not going to. Based on all of the above, the recognition by Gazprom of a decrease in the level of supplies of blue fuel to non-CIS countries and a fall in company profits, expressed, however, by no means in horrifying numbers, is hardly considered a defeat. Whether these unpleasant moments will remain temporary difficulties or will be the beginning of the big problems of Russian energy exports will be largely decided in the coming 2020.


Running out on all sides


Who will give Europe gas, so to speak.

Of course, the main problem for Gazprom’s activities in the EU next year will be the same attack that it “confused the cards” last year. Namely - ever-increasing competition in this market, and above all, the reorientation of a significant part of consumers from pipelines to liquefied gas. Last year, EU countries increased its imports by 75%. The main danger here in the long term is the United States, the pace and assertiveness of the expansion of which best fits into the description "rod like a tank." Yes, at the moment they, with their 12% of European imports in this category, are not even in the top three LNG suppliers to the Old World (Qatar, Russia, Nigeria), but at the same time, the volumes of their supplies of “blue fuel” overseas in comparison with 2018 year increased just fantastic! This figure in May last year amounted to 272% growth. In July, 181% - less, but still impressive. Alas, they are not going to stop at all in the USA. According to data released by the Energy Information Administration of the US Department of Energy (EIA), in 2020 they intend to increase foreign LNG supplies there to 48,7 million tons per year in 2020 and to 57,6 million tons per year in 2021. The seriousness of such intentions is evidenced by the fact that the plants for liquefying "blue fuel" overseas are put into operation one after another. Just last year, Cameron LNG and Freeport LNG announced the start of production. And this is far from all ... In addition to the American “gas attacks” on Europe, more and more exporters are striving to enter this extremely attractive market.

The "big redistribution" is ongoing, everyone who can tries to squeeze Gazprom. Since January 1, our suppliers have lost their monopoly position in the Finnish gas market. Blue fuel also began to flow there from Latvia via the Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline Balticconnector. Be that as it may, the contract between our Gazprom Export and Finnish Gasum is valid until the end of 2031. It seems that the loss is small, but it’s unpleasant ... But on the way - more and more comers. Recall that at the beginning of last year, the European Commission approved the allocation of 33 million euros for the construction of the Greece-Bulgaria interconnector (IGB), which is an important part of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), through which gas from the Azerbaijani Shah-Deniz field should go to Southeast Europe, creating direct competition to supplies on the Turkish Stream. The construction has already begun and it remains only to hope that it will be carried out at a "purely Bulgarian" speed. Although ... Something tells you: the pace will be completely different than with the Bulgarian section of the Turkish Stream. Meanwhile, as it became known, the first shipments of "blue fuel" from Israel at the beginning of this year have already arrived at LNG processing plants in Egypt. On this occasion, a joint official statement was made by the energy ministries of the two countries, which emphasizes the "great importance" of this event. Of course, Tel Aviv has set its sights on the implementation of the “megaproject” - the creation of the EastMed gas pipeline, which will run across the Mediterranean Sea from Israel through Cyprus and Crete to mainland Greece and Italy. Israel is already seriously talking about its own prospects as the “energy superpower”. Another competitor on our head ...


There are strategies, but mutually exclusive


In the current environment, Gazprom and Russia as a whole have an extremely difficult choice. On the one hand, our exporters suffer quite significant financial losses - the price of “blue fuel” in Europe literally fell below $ 170 per thousand cubic meters, reaching a 15-year low. There are many reasons here, and in addition to those mentioned above, one cannot fail to mention one more.

Kiev, perhaps not wanting it, managed to give Gazprom a fair pig: fearing its completely unpredictable behavior and, accordingly, the termination or significant reduction in transit from January 1 of this year, the EU countries all 2019 actively pumped gas into their own underground storage facilities: in reserve and just in case. The winter turned out to be abnormally warm, practically no fuel is taken from the gas storage facility, and deliveries continue. “At the exit” we have a price reduction to complete indecentness and, accordingly, a drop in the revenue and profits of the domestic gas monopolist. What to do? The simplest and most logical answer in this situation is to turn off the tap. That is, if possible, to reduce export volumes, without violating previously concluded transactions and without running into penalties. Then there is a chance that quotes, albeit not immediately, but still "creep" up. It would seem - the only right decision. Incidentally, it is in this vein that Gazprom now acts, this month reducing supplies, according to available data, by about 20%. However, everything here is far from as simple and unambiguous as it might seem at first glance. By winning now, we are deeply at risk of losing the global battle for Europe’s energy market.

Unfortunately, Russia's positions in this confrontation as of the beginning of 2020 are far from as strong as they should have been. Nord Stream 2 is bogged down in the abyss of American sanctions so deeply that no one is already making forecasts on the timing of its launch. The Turkish Stream has been commissioned, but ... Firstly, it is far from operating at full capacity, and secondly, the United States is determined to “step on the throat” for it. In any case, the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale, in an interview with Bulgarian media has already made a statement that Washington will oppose the construction of the second line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline in all conceivable and unthinkable ways. This directly leads us to an understanding of the key point: in any “gap” that has formed in the European energy market due to reduced supplies from Russia, Americans will immediately squeeze into any niche that has arisen in this way, which will then be very difficult to knock out. The only thing that today does not allow them to literally fill the Old World with their own LNG is the insufficient amount of capacity for its processing and the absence of a transoceanic tanker fleet appropriate sizes. If this area of ​​business in the United States continues to be considered promising and highly profitable, the necessary funds will be invested without problems in eliminating the "weak spots". And then - just like a kayuk ... Therefore, whatever one may say, but speaking of the long term, Russia now benefits from just a reduction in gas prices in Europe, which makes the "energy expansion" there simply unprofitable for the Americans.


It should be noted that certain signals indicating the correctness of just such an approach already exist. The fact is that the lion's share of the US exported LNG is of shale origin. And here there are problems. According to S&P Global Platts, in December last and January of this year, the average daily gas production in the United States began to decline. So far, it is less than about 2%, but this seems to be only the beginning. American analysts directly point out that American shale companies are forced to reduce production due to low prices for blue fuel, which in the USA, too, by the way, have reached a minimum today since 2016. This, in turn, calls into question the prospects of launching new processing plants. And tankers - and even more so. According to experts, the question of whether the “shale revolution” and “export boom” will continue in the United States will be finally decided before 2022. So, perhaps, Gazprom can only hold out for some time to reserve the most promising and attractive European market for Russia. In light of this, you must admit, the “unprofitable” deal with Naftogaz also looks somewhat different, allowing us to maintain the export positions that competitors are trying to squeeze us out of so much. One way or another, but 2020 will be a real test of strength for Russian gas exports. I want to believe that it will be sustained with honor.
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  1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 05: 34 New
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    it is a business. if we discard the competition which in fact is not there, then everything is quite usual. Gazprom is not a Sharashkin office and analysts sit there world-class and know how to make forecasts. but if the normal trading system continues to break further and everyone just bends all, then this will not end in anything good. not for us but in general in the world. and the crisis we get so that 2008 will not even stand next.
    1. Aerodrome 16 January 2020 05: 45 New
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      Quote: carstorm 11
      it is a business. if we discard the competition which in fact is not there, then everything is quite usual. Gazprom is not a Sharashkin office and analysts sit there world-class and know how to make forecasts. but if the normal trading system continues to break further and everyone just bends all, then this will not end in anything good. not for us but in general in the world. and the crisis we get so that 2008 will not even stand next.

      how did your “world-class ANALYTICS” wipe out so many yards in Ukraine? tongueGazprom is not Sharashkin’s office gee ... of course! it's a miller cow!
      1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 05: 48 New
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        biased courts can someone predict? I told you, a system that has been working for years is breaking down. and it all comes out sideways. how can you work and conclude contracts that the court then breaks on grounds such as the unfavorable economic situation in the country?
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          1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 05: 50 New
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            courts? Well then, it will be so — you still lose without a chance so much to the maximum and then the arrest of your property begins around the world. great perspective.
            1. Same lech 16 January 2020 06: 08 New
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              It was not necessary to play on the field of a sharpie ... Gazprom agreed to the consideration of claims in the Roman legislation of Europe, now you will get the result.
              1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 06: 12 New
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                what does it mean agreed?))) if we recognize the jurisdiction of the court, then those who filed a lawsuit will not ask us for a place. everyone just forgot that in the same courts we in Ukraine beat out almost 5 yards in 14-15 years and they paid them.
                1. Same lech 16 January 2020 06: 16 New
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                  If we would have considered claims in our courts, we would have won the remaining claims that we lost ... it’s obvious according to the example of US courts smile who do not allow losing is not in the interests of the United States.
                  1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 06: 17 New
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                    Well, Ukraine does not file lawsuits in our courts)))
                    1. Same lech 16 January 2020 06: 20 New
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                      Naturally, they’re not id.ot in this case ... why are we filing lawsuits in the English courts of Europe.
                      It is significant in this regard that the behavior of the Swiss company Allseas instantly, upon an order from Washington, which ceased its work ... we observe the same thing with respect to European courts ... exactly the same picture.
                      1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 06: 30 New
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                        Well, let's say we sued and won, what's next? that I strongly doubt that someone in Kiev will execute our decision. court for the sake of the court no more. this is the reality.
                      2. Same lech 16 January 2020 06: 35 New
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                        I strongly doubt that someone in Kiev will execute our decision. court for the sake of the court no more. this is the reality.

                        Well, on the other hand, what's the point of being a constantly losing side when you know which side the European court will take ... eh?
                      3. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 06: 40 New
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                        we do not constantly lose, but lose where we should not. and 4.6 yards of debts through the same court were knocked out of Ukraine and they already paid them. Given the counterclaims, according to the results of which the Ukrainian side should pay $ 2 billion, the Russian company needed to pay $ 2,56 billion. At the same time, the court rejected Kiev’s demand to increase gas transit tariffs and amend the relevant contract in accordance with Ukrainian legislation. there really is not so bad. it’s just that after the signing of the contract Tymoshenko, his courts perverted me so much that I wonder at the meaning of the contracts. there was a minimum must buy 52 yards became 5 it is generally a circus.
                      4. maksbazhin 16 January 2020 07: 55 New
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                        In fairness: we lost, just where we owe it (I mean 3 billion greens), and we did not lose as much as we could, because Ukraine has force majeure - a transfer and they could not consume as much as they promised (by the way, they counted the question whether they didn’t get to 2014), but we didn’t have a force majeure - they promised to download 100, they should download 100.
                      5. Same lech 16 January 2020 08: 25 New
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                        we didn’t lose as much as we could, because Ukraine has force majeure - a transfer and they couldn’t consume as much as they promised

                        It’s interesting ... that means if they have a force majeure they can’t pay ... what’s the matter with them or they’ve promised something ... they promised to pay it means let them pay ... why no one hears our force majeure.
                      6. Cube123 16 January 2020 12: 18 New
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                        Quote: The same Lech
                        we didn’t lose as much as we could, because Ukraine has force majeure - a transfer and they couldn’t consume as much as they promised

                        It’s interesting ... that means if they have a force majeure they can’t pay ... what’s the matter with them or they’ve promised something ... they promised to pay it means let them pay ... why no one hears our force majeure.

                        What are you inflating from a molehill? Well, they lost the court, so what? Lost less than 5% of the annual revenue in this area. This is not even a loss. It's just lost profits. And they would not have recognized the European jurisdiction of the court - in general there would have been no contract with Europe. And they would lose every year twenty times more.
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                      NKT 16 January 2020 14: 15 New
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                      Read the chapter of Naftogaz, who said that this is the most profitable agreement for Ukraine, since the principle of download or pay, which was not in the previous agreement, is applied. There were no penalties for Gazprom in the old contract, due to the failure to fulfill the pumping volumes. A "fair" court made him pay.
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                    NKT 16 January 2020 14: 11 New
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                    I don’t understand why we did not wait for the results of the appeal, but agreed to the world? After all, Gazprom filed a counterclaim for $ 2.1 billion (take or pay 5 billion m3) whose results were quite positive for us. As a result, they would have paid less, it was necessary to wait.
                  3. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 14: 13 New
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                    there are no fools. so it was necessary. in theory, when we paid this money, we got a contract bridge with Ukraine to pump only 40 yards of gas per year, which is half that even after 14 years. something like compensation. and Europe is happy and the Ukrainians defeated there or zrad I do not know and we are not particularly bothered
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                    NKT 16 January 2020 15: 27 New
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                    there are no fools. so it was necessary. in theory, we paid this money and got a contract bridge with Ukraine

                    Unfortunately, this is not an axiom.
                    First, they ripped off a shirt on his chest and said that there would be no transit, and then they pretended that there was nothing.
                  5. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 15: 29 New
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                    there is such a thing the interests of partners. Europeans need to give something to Ukraine too, and they have made a decision; everyone is pleased to be pleased. quite in the spirit of politicians) and I repeat that we used to drive twice as much. why Ukraine doesn’t really understand the load of a quarter of power. it is in fact money half as much as before.
  • Finches 16 January 2020 06: 49 New
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    I don't know why, but to Miller “I feel such a personal dislike ... that I can’t eat ...” - what is he doing useful ??? Our ancestors at the cost of their lives, Siberia grew. Soviet geologists found deposits! Scientists have developed a mining method. The Soviet gas industry and oil industry workers were hobbling all this - but did Miller and Co. have the loot ?? And to me here, someone on the site rubs that capitalism is cool! The children of the Soviet scientists, gas workers and oil workers who did everything are interrupted from credit to credit and are wondering whether they will live to 65 or not! And these are chocolate balls with an incomprehensible surname!
    1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 06: 58 New
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      you know that he is an employee who works simply for a salary. huge but salary?)
      1. Finches 16 January 2020 07: 08 New
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        In your comment I liked the word - "works" laughing
        1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 07: 21 New
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          and what is wrong? or do you think managers are not a profession in which people fool around? I assure you this is not so.
          1. Finches 16 January 2020 07: 25 New
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            I myself am a manager - from the sperm, ordinary military service to the command of a separate military unit ... But this does not apply to Miller - he is dependent ... The Russian people!
            1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 07: 32 New
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              something new) I’ve graduated from VU but I’m definitely not a manager from the word at all) and to get them to get additional education)
              1. Finches 16 January 2020 07: 33 New
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                I graduated from the command school and the word "manager" - with a very big stretch, you can equate the word "commander"!
                1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 07: 39 New
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                  with ooooooooooooo big. and in truth, you won’t pull a condom on a tree as you don’t stretch it. as for the dependent, I repeat, he is an employee and just gets the salary and bonuses prescribed in the contract. he has a relation to the Russian people, just that he is one of this very people. and that's all) they don’t pay him money from our taxes)
                  1. Finches 16 January 2020 07: 53 New
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                    Your right to think so, I will relate to him in my own way ... And, frankly, if the proletarian revolution happened in Russia, then I would have enlisted in the squad for the elimination of such hired "comrades" from the people! hi
                    1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 07: 55 New
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                      Yes, I have no doubt) it is strange that you passed the professional selection in the school with such desires. apparently dunce doing it there.
                    2. Finches 16 January 2020 08: 21 New
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                      He also commanded part, and then even headed the department at the university, and as soon as they allowed it ?? laughing
                    3. Same lech 16 January 2020 08: 34 New
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                      He also commanded part, and then even headed the department at the university, and as soon as they allowed it ??
                      smile Some forum users do not understand here that it is not enough to have professional training, you must also be faithful to your country and homeland.
                      What is the use of a professional who hates his country.
                    4. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 08: 45 New
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                      what does the country have to do with it?) a conversation for something else completely) or, say, the desire to join the squad to eliminate people is not an indicator of love for the motherland for me.
                    5. Same lech 16 January 2020 09: 01 New
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                      to join the squad of elimination of people for me is not an indicator of love for the motherland.

                      What is it then?
                      Do you really think the legendary intelligence officer Kuznetsov, who was engaged in the liquidation of Reich officers, did not love his homeland ... somehow it does not fit together.
                    6. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 09: 02 New
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                      I'm not talking about that, but about the one they will collect after the proletarian revolution)
            2. Same lech 16 January 2020 08: 30 New
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              Ardent fighters for the Motherland are always needed ... we do not need cold-blooded and highly professional traitors and bastards ready to sell us for 30 pieces of silver.
              The Rodchenkov example to help you ... as a highly professional traitor set up a whole country.
            3. Finches 16 January 2020 08: 35 New
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              I do not really understand you, what does the homeland and Miller have to do with it?
            4. Finches 16 January 2020 09: 06 New
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              And now I understand hi
      2. Sling cutter 16 January 2020 10: 05 New
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        Quote: Finches
        And to be honest, if the proletarian revolution happened in Russia, then I would have enlisted in the detachment for the elimination of such hired "comrades" from the people!

        Finally, we became on one side of the barricades! good drinks
        We won’t spare the cartridges)))
      3. Finches 16 January 2020 10: 24 New
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        This is because I retired! laughing
      4. Sling cutter 16 January 2020 10: 26 New
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        Quote: Finches
        This is because I retired! laughing

        I guessed laughing Congratulations! For independence! drinks
  • Stirbjorn 16 January 2020 08: 37 New
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    In Soviet times, most of the gas produced provided for the needs of industry and its population. The surplus went for export, so the problem of transit did not stand. And now the opposite is true - only for export! The best way to solve the problem, to use up resources to restore its production, supply gas to its farms - only who will do it? Those who own real estate abroad, have accounts in offshore companies and whose children have long moved there (to the West)
    1. Ingvar 72 16 January 2020 08: 53 New
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      Quote: Stirbjorn
      only who will do it?

      Yes, no one. With gasification, we have order only on paper - Samara region. It is considered gasified by 99,6%, in fact, gasified settlements are taken into account, and not residents. In the town of Mezhdurechensk (officially gasified), a maximum of 20% of residents have gas. Farce.
  • knn54 16 January 2020 07: 30 New
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    The question is, why are Yamal LNG sold to the Yankees through French intermediaries?
  • Sling cutter 16 January 2020 10: 03 New
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    Quote: carstorm 11
    Gazprom is not a Sharashkin office and analysts are sitting there world-class

    That's right, world-class scammers are sitting there. The simple question is, how are the Gasgas revenues of m / y distributed by shareholders and what kind of people are on the board of directors of this corporation? Second, how do you explain the fact that, according to the Russian Federation, Germany supplied less gas and Germany received more? And the third question, tell us about the payback periods of the Power of Siberia.
  • ddd1975 16 January 2020 10: 16 New
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    ... and ZP for these specialists is also not world-class; And the export price is lower than your own; And Ukraine is ready to pay judges according to the "Sharashkin" judges - but what for such a business is needed ...
  • Pessimist22 16 January 2020 05: 52 New
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    It’s a pity that Miller wasn’t thrown out like a grumpy cat from Gazprom, and he talked so much, but he got a zilch, well, I hope the new prime minister will take into account his merits.
    1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 06: 05 New
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      and why throw it? Gazprom is a very profitable joint-stock company that brings money to everyone and pays a bunch of taxes, which means it manages it well. it's a fact. all the more so with it, a contract can be terminated only by the decision of shareholders and not by presidential decree. I strongly doubt that shareholders need this.
      1. Aerodrome 16 January 2020 06: 12 New
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        Quote: carstorm 11
        and why throw it? Gazprom is a very profitable joint-stock company that brings money to everyone and pays a bunch of taxes, which means it manages it well.

        yah ? learn the mat part! Gazprom, bucks so much money into new "pipes" that nichrome is almost not in profit. (of course this doesn’t concern managers, I’m talking about the treasury)
        1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 06: 15 New
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          I know her very well. I read the reports. Last year, the profit was one and a half trillion rubles. and how he disposes of it, I'm sorry but their business. they put them in. 19 year profit I don’t know yet, but revenue at the level of 120 billion dollars somewhere.
      2. Pessimist22 16 January 2020 06: 20 New
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        Yes, at least for his words about transit through Ukraine.
        1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 06: 28 New
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          he is not a politician but a manager) can say whatever he wants. and in transit I don’t understand the tragedy. we pumped 80 + yards now under a contract of only 40.
  • Kleber 16 January 2020 05: 52 New
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    The United States is in no hurry to break the Ukrainian GTS, thereby depriving Russia of yet another route, although making it easy for them. Looks like an emergency left.
  • bessmertniy 16 January 2020 06: 17 New
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    Russia needs to accelerate the development of export capacity for LNG production. This will allow us to supply our gas to those consumers to whom our pipelines do not reach, and this can be a choice: either cheap pipeline gas or liquefied, but expensive. hi
    1. Aerodrome 16 January 2020 06: 40 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Russia needs to accelerate the development of export capacity for LNG production. This will allow us to supply our gas to those consumers to whom our pipelines do not reach, and this can be a choice: either cheap pipeline gas or liquefied, but expensive. hi

      commodity economy .. sell ... sell .. and buy ... everything ... from China. "independence" yes.
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        What do you suggest? Do not sell or buy?
    2. rocket757 16 January 2020 06: 43 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      This will allow delivering our gas to those consumers up to

      Pipeline gas (gas mixture) is a valuable chemical raw material that is not delivered in a liquefied way (liquefied gas is FUEL), because it becomes much more expensive when the fractions are separated.
      Pipeline gas, gas mixture i.e. , they will always buy, in huge quantities!
      1. Mityay65 16 January 2020 08: 04 New
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        This is not true. Pipeline export gas is 99% methane and LNG 99,99%. Both of them are suitable only for the processing of methane into methanol for the chemical industry, mainly for fertilizers.
        1. rocket757 16 January 2020 08: 42 New
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          Quote: Mityai65
          This is not true. Pipeline export gas is 99% methane and LNG 99,99%. Both of them are suitable only for the processing of methane into methanol for the chemical industry, mainly for fertilizers.

          In general, it is difficult to understand, you need to have training in this area, so as not to get confused.
          From the read it turns out that not only methane ...
          In general, I can’t argue, not my topic ... but it is written that pipeline gas is a chemical raw material !!! What I can verify by the example of my own enterprise ORGSINTEZ. We release NO FERTILIZERS and a propane-butane gas mixture!
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            NKT 16 January 2020 15: 21 New
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            You were correctly told that in that and in that case pure methane is supplied, the so-called commercial gas (there is GOST). And how to deliver it, through the pipeline or as LNG (liquefaction) is the second question.
            Propane, butane, as well as C5 + and other components (nitrogen, CO2, etc.) are separated at the gas treatment plant and gas processing plants. Inside the Russian Federation, to the gas processing plants, non-marketable gas is supplied, then after "purification" it becomes marketable.
            1. rocket757 16 January 2020 16: 53 New
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              NOVATEK seems going to build, or rather builds a polymer plant somewhere at the end of the Power of Siberia highway. The raw material will be purified methane or a mixture of natural gas (super harmful impurities are separated before injection into the main pipeline, I read that)?
              1. Mityay65 17 January 2020 14: 27 New
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                Quote: rocket757
                NOVATEK seems going to build, or rather, builds a polymer plant somewhere at the end of the Power of Siberia highway

                If you are talking about the Amur Gas Processing Plant, then it belongs to Gazprom, and the Amur Gas Processing Plant is definitely sitting on a pipe. The second stage, called the Amur Mining and Chemical Combine, will be beyond Sibur. This is the production of polymers.
                1. rocket757 17 January 2020 14: 40 New
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                  You are right, this is SIBUR and GAZPROM
                  Multicomponent gas will be supplied to the enterprise via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline from the Yakutsk and Irkutsk gas production centers. At the Amur GPP, valuable components will be extracted from it for the gas chemical and other industries

                  The second giant plant, which is due to appear in the Svobodnensky district of the Amur Region, will be the Amur Gas Chemical Complex (SCC) of SIBUR.

                  In passing I heard, mixed up, the topic is not mine in general, it just seemed interesting.
    3. Nikitich 16 January 2020 08: 18 New
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      First, technology is needed for this (somehow it’s not very good)
      Secondly, it’s the labor force (but it seems to me that we have forgotten how to create jobs + corruption)
      1. Mityay65 16 January 2020 08: 37 New
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        At the moment, Russia is developing 2 technologies at the R&D level, and quite a lot of simple research both on LNG technology and on components. One of them, Novatek’s “Arctic Cascade” is even actively PR in the media, this technology has reached the level of OPI.
        The biggest problem with all these technologies is a gas turbine drive with a capacity of 32 MW or more. He is not and will have to buy. This is a question for the KLA and it has been standing for 20 years.
  • rocket757 16 January 2020 06: 37 New
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    Who will give Europe gas: A difficult choice for Russia

    The "game" goes on for a long time, from many sides. Subtotals not all can show / explain.
  • Amateur 16 January 2020 06: 37 New
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    Since January 1, our suppliers have lost their monopoly position in the Finnish gas market. Blue fuel also began to flow there from Latvia via the Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline Balticconnector.

    And where do they get the gas from? American LNG?
    Overseas heifer half, yes ruble transported

    I did not read further.
  • rotmistr60 16 January 2020 06: 45 New
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    Gazprom "can only hold out for a while
    “We, boys, have to stand the day, but hold out the night ...” (film “Malchish-Kibalchish”) The main thing is that there is a will to win, reasonable tactical and strategic plans. Time will tell, although of course I want Gazprom (read the country) to achieve its goal and not lose the various courts by its own stupidity in advance when concluding contracts, taking into account the biased attitude towards it from these courts.
    1. carstorm 11 16 January 2020 07: 00 New
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      we then lost under the contract of 2009) then even in theory no one could just imagine this circus)
  • arhitroll 16 January 2020 07: 21 New
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    Who would admonish these talented top sellers of the whole nation ... intelligence at the Papuan level without beads ...
  • Million 16 January 2020 08: 05 New
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    I think that it will all end with the fact that gas will again become more expensive for the Russians. Gazprom is malnourished due to a warm winter and suffers losses ..
  • Nikitich 16 January 2020 08: 14 New
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    In short, gas is no longer a political lever .. but a purely economic component - it will be harder for our people (just look at the payback of the flows and the power of Siberia)
  • Strashila 16 January 2020 08: 39 New
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    “The United States will pose the main danger here in the future, the pace and assertiveness of whose expansion fits best with the description“ rod, like a tank. ”“ Having passed through American companies, gas will become American regardless of where it was produced. An example of the previous winter, when American gas carriers, like a la American gas, were often in fact Russian. Margin is important to them, not the place of extraction of raw materials ..
  • Dzungar 16 January 2020 12: 40 New
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    More than once it was already in the history of the USSR and Russia - to hold out a little, and everything will settle down as it should ..... Is LNG from the USA not more expensive than pipeline gas from Russia ...?
  • dgonni 16 January 2020 15: 53 New
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    Gazprom put a pig for himself in the person of Miller and Kozak. For they also broadcast that from January 1, 20, not a single cubic meter will be pumped through the gas transportation system of Ukraine. Despite the fact that the SP-2 was planned to be launched at full capacity after the middle of the 20th year. That stockpiled Europe gazkom. But for the battle for the cold winter of Miller with the chief meteorologist, everyone remembers.
    Reducing shale gas production by states is the place to be. But not because of exhaustion or low gas prices. Everything rests on the inability to sell such a breakthrough in gas. And the factual money has already been invested in the LNG plants and the tanker fleet. All output in 20-21 years. And profitability is now an average of 40-50 per thousand cubic meters. In some cases, the dode is 30-35. So Gazprom will have a hard time.
  • Pushkar 21 January 2020 22: 48 New
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    Well, if our gas is not taken abroad, can it make sense to gasify Russia? Maybe it makes sense to turn to an internal consumer? After all, gas is not only warm for our Russian villages and towns, it is also a raw material for the chemical industry, and a processed product is not a raw material, it is in any case more expensive. Maybe Gazprom will think about it?