Poland by its intransigence plays in favor of both Nord Stream


On the morning of May 26, the Russian company Gazprom completely stopped pumping its gas to Europe through Poland. We are talking about the Polish section of the pipeline connecting the Russian Yamal Peninsula with European countries.


Stop or pause?


Immediately after crossing Poland, the gas pipe enters the German border, where it falls into the zone of responsibility of the German operator Gascade. It was her representatives who said that the gas pressure in it was zero.

If we count in units of energy, then on May 24, the Polish pipe passed 9 million kilowatt hours. The next day, the volumes decreased to 451,5 thousand kilowatt hours, and on Tuesday morning they completely reset to zero.

Representative of the Fitch agency Dmitry Marinchenko sees the reason for this in the relatively low demand for gas in Europe with an overabundance of supply. He suggests that this situation will lead to a decrease in total exports in this direction by about 15-20 percent:

In this regard, it is logical that pumping through individual routes falls.

Moreover, the expert believes that such a transit stop will not drag on for long. After all, Russia is not going to completely abandon any of its routes for the supply of natural gas to Europe. This is a low demand for blue fuel today, and nobody knows what will happen tomorrow.

There is no long-term contract, okay ...


Although the stoppage of natural gas transit through Poland was initiated by Gazprom, the actions of the Polish side led him to this step. After all, the validity of the transit agreement, which was valid for the last 25 years, ended on May 16 this year. Now Russia and Poland are not bound by long-term transit obligations, and Gazprom must reserve capacity in advance for each quarter in advance of the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.

Russia's obligation to pump 40 billion cubic meters of gas through Ukraine annually (moreover, according to the “download or pay” scheme) and fluctuations in demand from European consumers, coupled with the intricacies of using the constructed SP-1 and the constructed SP-2, creates some inconvenience for Gazprom. They force Russia to seek ways to best distribute gas flows along different routes. And now, after there is no longer a link to the fixed volumes of Polish transit of Russian gas, it is this direction that can be used to balance supplies to Europe.

True, it should be recognized that pumping gas through Belarus and Poland is much more profitable than Ukrainian transit. This is a more direct and shorter route, and Polish transit is almost three times cheaper than Ukrainian. Moreover, the pipeline itself, which runs through the territory of Russia and Belarus, belongs to Gazprom to the Polish border. Of course, the Poles were going to raise prices, but they didn’t have time. It suddenly turned out that about 80 percent of the Polish pipe’s capacity, Gazprom had already reserved for the third quarter of this year.

Poles help Nord Stream


The aspirations of the Poles are understandable. They intend to weaken their dependence on Gazprom by diversifying gas transmission flows. They do it in several directions at once. The first is the LNG terminal in иноwinoujцеcie, where liquefied gas arrives in tankers, mainly from the United States. The second option is very similar to the one used by Ukraine over the past few years. This is a virtual gas reverse from Germany. And the Poles begin to implement the third option this year. This is the construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, through which through 2023 Norwegian gas will be supplied to Poland through Denmark.

Warsaw has long been talking about its unwillingness to have long-term contractual obligations with Gazprom. Now the Poles dream has finally come true, and no contracts with a Russian company connect them.


And be that as it may, this state of affairs gives Gazprom the opportunity to increase the load on the Nord Stream pipeline. Here, of course, there are limitations that upset both the Russian company and its German partners. Unfortunately, half of the capacity of any gas pipeline passing through the territory of the European Union, according to European rules, should remain free for other companies that would also want to use this pipe. But this norm does not in fact apply to Nord Stream, since Europe needs gas, and it has not been possible to find alternative suppliers of gas for injection into the pipe.

And the OPAL gas pipeline, which delivers Russian gas, continuing the Nord Stream pipeline through Germany to other European countries, should only be half loaded.

But, in fact, Gazprom so far has the ability to fully download it. This is due to the fact that there is also the Eugal pipeline, which was laid to continue the construction of Nord Stream 2. But now, due to the restrictions introduced, it is necessary to connect it to transport gas coming from SP-1.

Of course, after the opening of SP-2, which is supposed to take place approximately at the turn of 2020 and 2021, everything will change. After all, then Eugal will have to be connected to the new gas pipeline, and then both pipes will be half empty.


Now a legitimate question arises. And why did Russia build the Nord Stream 2, if it does not have the right to use it? After all, OPAL and Eugal, loaded at half capacity due to European restrictions, will not be able to pump more than the already existing Nord Stream gas pipeline passes?

Perhaps this contradiction is much easier to solve than it might seem. Today, when almost all of Europe complies with quarantine, its industry is far from operating at full capacity. Because of this, gas demand is much lower than usual. But earlier, according to "dock" forecasts, an increase in total gas consumption on the continent was expected. This means that Europe’s demand for Russian gas will grow over time. And this is despite the projected decrease in the share of our fuel in European consumption from 39 to 34 percent.

I think the European Union is able to comply with the restrictions they set exactly as long as this does not go against the interests of European business. And then for Gazprom, an exception to any rule can be made by canceling the requirement for a 50 percent load of its pipelines. Moreover, in such cases, Europeans have already acted in a similar way. The same example with "SP".

And this means that both the Nord Stream and Ukrainian transit, and Polish still come in handy. Moreover, today no one knows exactly how events will develop.

One thing is clear: the new transit conditions through Poland will in no way affect either the total export of Russian gas or the working conditions of Nord Stream. But now they are already leading to the understanding by Europeans of the fact that intractable transit countries can only interfere with "energy" contacts. In other words, with its intransigence, Poland itself, unwittingly, plays in favor of both Nord Stream. Because of Ukraine, “SP-2” began to build, and Poland is doing everything to implement it 100 percent.
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  1. Break through 27 May 2020 08: 03 New
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    Germany will need a lot of gas soon. Therefore, SP 2 is not worth worrying about. German business will prefer pipeline gas over LNG.
    1. Mitroha 27 May 2020 08: 33 New
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      Poland plays intransigence

      Poland already played with Germany in the late 30s of the last century.
      Apparently not enough.
      That's who needs to sculpt on cars "We can repeat"
      1. kjhg 27 May 2020 10: 08 New
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        Quote: Mitroha
        Poland already played with Germany in the late 30s of the last century.
        Apparently not enough.

        Do you think that the Germans are sleeping and seeing to make friends with Russia against the Poles, Americans and other Ukrainians with the British? The current Germans have “slightly” different goals. Among the main ones:
        - maintain and strengthen the European Union, while remaining the dominant country in this system;
        - maintain a unified North Atlantic security system;
        - restrain the economic and military-political development of Russia;
        - turn Russia into a raw materials appendage of the West;
        - deprive Russia of the possibility of political influence on Ukraine and Belarus, leaving her the role of the actual economic donor of these countries.
        Quote: Mitroha
        That's who needs to sculpt on cars "We can repeat"

        Do not expect such obscurantism from the Germans. It is naive and even stupid. Your views on the world are infinitely out of date.
        1. New Year day 27 May 2020 11: 31 New
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          Quote: kjhg
          Quote: Mitroha
          That's who needs to sculpt on cars "We can repeat"

          Do not expect such obscurantism from the Germans. It is naive and even stupid. Your views on the world are infinitely out of date.

          it’s for sure “the story repeats itself twice: the first time in the form of tragedy, the second in the form of farce”. Who will repeat? Previously, “For Lenin, for Stalin, for the Motherland!”, And today - “For Sechin, Rotenberg and Putin"? - Not even funny request
        2. Mitroha 27 May 2020 11: 40 New
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          Quote: kihg
          Do you think that the Germans are sleeping and seeing to make friends with Russia against the Poles, Americans and other Ukrainians with the British?

          Where did you read this in my comment?
          Do not make assumptions about my thoughts and answer your assumptions, this is not your thing. hi
          Quote: kihg
          Your views on the world are infinitely out of date

          And your thinking is too straightforward.
        3. ccsr 27 May 2020 12: 24 New
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          Quote: kjhg
          Do you think that the Germans are sleeping and seeing to make friends with Russia against the Poles, Americans and other Ukrainians with the British? The current Germans have “slightly” different goals. Among the main ones:

          Are you sure that in ten years the European Union will exist in its current form and Brexit was the country's last exit from the EU?
          I think that Soros is not in vain predicting the collapse of the EU - this con man clearly holds his nose in the wind, so sometimes you should listen to those who talk about the prospects of the European Union on the other side.
          And the Germans are not as complaisant as it may seem to someone - while they are only trying to save the EU, that’s why they are pursuing such a policy. But if it falls apart, then I think their policy towards Russia will change - they can count money.
        4. Hagen 27 May 2020 13: 00 New
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          Quote: kjhg
          The current Germans have “slightly” different goals. Among the main ones:

          Somehow emotionally, but most likely intuitively ...
          Quote: kjhg
          preserve and strengthen the European Union, remaining the dominant country in this system

          At the same time, Merkel divides the EU into "two speeds", which political analysts assess as irritation from the need to constantly feed recipient countries. In actions, this irritation manifested itself in the failure to provide assistance to other EU countries, the same Italy.
          Quote: kjhg
          maintain a unified North Atlantic security system

          The protege Merkel Leyen expresses support for Macron’s idea of ​​forming an EU army with defense capabilities against the United States! without excessive centralization of command. Merkel was not in vain appointing Leyen Minister of Defense. She, on the pretext of the unavailability of her subordinates, refused to send an agreed contingent of 1600 Bundeswehr soldiers to Iraq. Do you want to call it the strengthening of NATO? In my opinion, this is a sabotage of NATO / US decisions. Moreover, NATO generals (even Polish) aloud express confidence in the absence of threats of military invasion from Russia, and the Germans are not trying to correct them. Strange, isn't it?
          Quote: kjhg
          restrain the economic and military-political development of Russia

          I think they do not care. German business is seeping into Russia, knowing that there is a large and sought-after market. He at full strength expresses fatigue from the sanctions imposed under US pressure. Many joint ventures with their participation continue to operate in Russia, including Mercedes, Siemens, and ZF?
          Quote: kjhg
          turn Russia into a raw materials appendage of the West;

          Rather, they want to be able to reduce the cost of raw materials for their economy. But there is a difficult struggle with the Sosros party of the Greens, which are strengthening their presence in the Bundestag.
          Quote: kjhg
          Do not expect such obscurantism from the Germans.

          Everything is ghostly here. The Germans themselves will not start a war, but in the second echelons, they can go for the USA. Although not a fact. And judging how Trump “reversed” the dispute with Eun, he is unlikely to seriously plan to start a big war with us or China. The emphasis shifted to economic and information areas. Even where they show activity, it’s in Central Asia through northern Afghanistan by the forces of “alien hands”. The Germans in this matter can participate only in finances and materials.
        5. NF68 27 May 2020 16: 32 New
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          Quote: kjhg
          - deprive Russia of the possibility of political influence on Ukraine and Belarus, leaving her the role of the actual economic donor of these countries.


          The Germans do not sleep at night, everyone thinks about Ukraine and Belarus. The Germans have no other concerns now.
        6. kris_67 27 May 2020 16: 32 New
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          "turn Russia into a raw materials appendage" - Why, it has long turned into it. Need proof?
    2. unaha 27 May 2020 08: 34 New
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      "German business will prefer pipeline gas over LNG." - I think the German business will prefer cheaper gas. And it will turn out to be piped or liquefied ....
    3. Civil 27 May 2020 11: 04 New
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      Poland by its intransigence plays in favor of both Nord Stream


      And victory again! It’s a series of continuous successes in foreign policy! Pret so rushing.
    4. dgonni 27 May 2020 13: 18 New
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      German business will prefer the gas that will be cheaper. Considering the fact that LNG enters the European market en masse in the middle of 2020, what and at what prices will Europe still buy that question!
      1. Catholic 27 May 2020 15: 30 New
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        Quote: dgonni
        at what prices will europe buy that question

        There is no question about the price of LNG. Europe will buy American LNG at the price that the US will set it. And yes, it is beneficial for Europe to buy gas from Russia.
        1. dgonni 27 May 2020 16: 39 New
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          Europe will buy gas at a market price. And the mattresses will not install anything there. For there are Qatar and Australia, which also set their sights on the European market. Russia also took up LNG, albeit a bit late.
          Unfortunately for Miller and CO, technology has dramatically changed the world and reality. And if before there was a seller’s market in Europe and GDP could lordly say, they say cheaper than 400+ killed raccoons of gas do not wait. That in modern realities of the same gas turned out to be just heaps. And the market struggle for the buyer begins.
          And given the level of Gazprom management, the loss of part of the market is inevitable.
    5. AnderS 27 May 2020 15: 57 New
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      Germany will need a lot of gas soon. Therefore, SP 2 is not worth worrying about.

      Yeah, in Russia nobody needs him anymore, he just has to sell it to Germany.
    6. Rokambol 27 May 2020 23: 25 New
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      Quote: Break through
      German business will prefer pipeline gas over LNG

      It all depends on two factors. The first factor is the price of gas. The second factor is security and constancy of supply. Whoever provides these conditions will be the Germans who will buy gas in the future.
  2. Mavrikiy 27 May 2020 08: 06 New
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    And why did Russia build the Nord Stream 2, if it does not have the right to use it? After all, OPAL and Eugal, loaded at half capacity due to European restrictions,
    And if the Gulf Stream cools down? Lifeguard Whack will save Europe, But S. America "Itself, itself!" repeat
    1. forest1 27 May 2020 08: 22 New
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      By the way, it can’t cool down (because it’s warm at the equator) Here, the Greenland cold and the golf stream can mix and then the golf stream will flow west of Britain to the south (in a small circle). then in the north of Europe to Murmansk itself - a tough arctic climate will begin. And the south and west of Europe from Britain to Spain will become very warm. The temperate climate will become approximately subtropical, in some places where the subtropics can go to the tropics in southern Spain. But such processes have been going on for thousands of years, the pipes will rot by then.
    2. New Year day 27 May 2020 11: 32 New
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      What if...

      Global projects on these conditions? laughing Some kind of manilism is obtained
  3. rocket757 27 May 2020 08: 08 New
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    To everyone who has industry, gas will be needed, and not a little, as well as oil and other other raw materials.
    But this is not a reason for complacency, but an exact instruction to develop your industry comprehensively, harmoniously ....
    1. cniza 27 May 2020 08: 40 New
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      And also, for example, Germany refuses nuclear power plants, which means gas will be needed ...
      hi
      1. Ciklop 27 May 2020 09: 32 New
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        Quote: cniza
        And also, for example, Germany refuses nuclear power plants, which means gas will be needed ...
        hi

        Well, it’s not necessary to drown with wood (although you still have to turn to Russia) Everyone needs gas, but if you get it through pseudo-states like Ukraine and Poland, there are a lot of risks, etc.
        The Germans understand this very well, but the United States is terribly pressuring them ...
        Well, for us, for gas and for special forces !!
        1. Rokambol 27 May 2020 23: 33 New
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          Quote: Ciklop
          Everyone needs gas

          And preferably cheaper and in large quantities.
      2. rocket757 27 May 2020 09: 39 New
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        Welcome soldier
        they refused nuclear power plants ... but they are not going to "turn off" their industry so far. So they will need a lot of things, with the blessing of s, and not later.
        1. Well, then you need to bow to the Poles in the belt. With thanks.
          1. rocket757 27 May 2020 09: 53 New
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            Pf-e, those themselves, let them bobble, cross out, forget.
            1. cniza 27 May 2020 11: 40 New
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              Now, if the United States also throws them, and there is always such a chance, then they will be completely fun ...
              1. rocket757 27 May 2020 11: 53 New
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                Not predictable ... it's like who won the striped election.
                1. cniza 27 May 2020 11: 57 New
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                  And they have elections every 4 years, so that everything can change quickly.
                  1. rocket757 27 May 2020 12: 05 New
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                    Coming straight, straight, soon. How it all goes wrong Schaub is very clear.
                    1. cniza 27 May 2020 12: 30 New
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                      That's for sure, they go on the brink of civil war ...
                      1. rocket757 27 May 2020 12: 36 New
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                        It is difficult to say ... their system is already federal, it should, theoretically, be distinguished by stability with such a mixed mix of different states ....
                      2. cniza 27 May 2020 12: 50 New
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                        It really hurts a lot of political ambitions among the elites of different states and a lot of distrust towards the center ...
                      3. rocket757 27 May 2020 12: 59 New
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                        If you listen to Zlobin, some others ... there is a CENTER, very many have never considered such and never! But ambition ... in different ways. there is generally a big political commotion going on! We, from the side, just wonder and remain ... well, you can twist a finger at the temple fool
                      4. cniza 27 May 2020 13: 18 New
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                        Zlobin and others are working for money. The main thing is for them to sell their product ... and let them figure it out themselves.
                      5. rocket757 27 May 2020 13: 30 New
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                        We, on the other hand, are hardly more aware of their internal affairs. We, somehow, can evaluate the actions and the result outside, in the vicinity of us .... and what the Yankees really have in mind, we don’t even want to understand. They’re just different, we don’t care about their troubles, from the definition at all.
                      6. cniza 27 May 2020 13: 40 New
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                        Here I am of the same opinion, let them breed themselves further ...
                      7. rocket757 27 May 2020 13: 55 New
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                        What are you doing? I was notified that all the guys with "wide shoulder straps" are being harassed / considered plagued by the root ??? For sho?
  • New Year day 27 May 2020 11: 37 New
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    Well, then you need to bow to the Poles in the belt.

    Poland wants to become an alternative to Germany in the EU for a long time and in gas distribution in particular. Her actions in this direction are logical. How come? ”“ Who knows.
    Quote: unaha
    ... business will prefer cheaper gas. And it will turn out to be piped or liquefied ....

    and if you add a political component to this, then ....
  • cniza 27 May 2020 11: 38 New
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    Well, then you need to bow to the Poles in the belt. With thanks.

    Do not wait ...
  • Rokambol 27 May 2020 23: 37 New
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    then you need to bow to the Poles in the belt

    There is nothing for us to bow to them. Nothing at all.
  • Ciklop 27 May 2020 11: 46 New
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    Quote: rocket757
    Welcome soldier
    they refused nuclear power plants ... but they are not going to "turn off" their industry so far. So they will need a lot of things, with the blessing of s, and not later.

    Good afternoon Victor.!
    Germany, a country with great potential, no matter how it was plundered by indemnities and all sorts of prohibitions .. The main thing is that Russia and Germany will not pit us again hi .. Enough for us to fight for the joy of the Anglo-Saxons and others .. It's time to take revenge !!!!
    1. rocket757 27 May 2020 12: 00 New
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      The main thing is that Russia and Germany do not pit us again

      In the geyrop, now it’s so muddy ...
      The main thing is that by confrontation with Russia, Germany CANNOT solve any of its problems, but it will once again scoop up the most, the most ...!
      Schaub was not talking about the Fuhrer there, he, at the expense of the eastern lands, wanted to solve the specific problems of his newly formed empire !!! Insolent, from the islands, pushed in that direction, it is necessary, but the meaning for the "newly emperor" was the most prosaic, RESOURCES, for future plans to conquer .... everything and everything!
    2. Keyser soze 27 May 2020 18: 47 New
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      Enough of us to fight for the joy of the Anglo-Saxons


      Angles and Saxons themselves are the Germanic tribes. Jutland Peninsula. Therefore, the era, after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, is called the "German World".

      By the way, the ethnic Germans are still the majority of the population in the United States. More English or Spanish.
  • tihonmarine 27 May 2020 09: 59 New
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    Quote: rocket757
    To everyone who has industry, gas will be needed, and not a little, as well as oil and other other raw materials.

    Gas consumption only increases, but does not decrease.
    1. rocket757 27 May 2020 10: 34 New
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      The stoppage of the industry due to the pandemic, the economic crisis in general, the warm winter, and spurts of "green mold" affect the consumption of resources, this is understandable, but it is not forever.
      1. tihonmarine 27 May 2020 11: 59 New
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        Quote: rocket757
        warm winters, and even green molds affect the consumption of resources, this is understandable, but it is not forever.

        This is true until winter has been canceled.
        1. rocket757 27 May 2020 12: 06 New
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          The crisis, too, is still in a position to and fro! We will see.
    2. Ciklop 27 May 2020 11: 57 New
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      Quote: tihonmarine
      Gas consumption only increases, but does not decrease.

      Enough gas for everyone! While the alternative is not invented, so there is a selection to whom it is more important and who respects Russia (funny commented ..)))
      Well, my opinion is already clumsy ..
    3. Rokambol 27 May 2020 23: 39 New
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      Quote: tihonmarine
      Gas consumption only increases, but does not decrease.

      All is correct. Therefore, gas demand will increase. And Germany is more profitable to buy gas from Russia, but not from the United States.
  • Ravil_Asnafovich 27 May 2020 08: 09 New
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    Eh, well, they (the Europeans) will not go anywhere, albeit not in such volumes, they will still buy Russian gas, by the way, and Gazprom does not want to gasify as much as possible, what has not yet been gasified in Russia ??? Not by draconian measures .
    1. cniza 27 May 2020 08: 39 New
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      Soon the industry will start operating at full speed, and winter is not always warm ...
      1. Ciklop 27 May 2020 09: 40 New
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        Quote: cniza
        Soon the industry will start operating at full speed, and winter is not always warm ...

        The Germans are not so stupid, I hope the Nord Stream pipe will make them more independent from the USA, etc. It would be time for us to unite with the Germans against the predatory policy of the USA, etc. (I will not write who exactly))))
        1. Brturin 27 May 2020 10: 42 New
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          The Germans are not so stupid, I hope

          Far from being stupid. He just wants to stand at the gate. Yesterday, the Polish section of Yamal-Europe earned as a physical reverse from Germany, before that there was a virtual reverse (as an example for the 3rd quarter of 2019) -! Over the nine months of this year, Russian gas supplies to Poland fell by 21% - to 6,29 billion cubic meters , PGNiG reported yesterday. At the same time, the Polish state company indicated that LNG imports grew by 27% to 2,48 billion cubic meters ... for example, from January to September, gas deliveries from Europe showed the largest increase. They grew three times - from 685 million cubic meters to 2,1 billion ... "Physically, this is Russian gas that goes through Poland to Germany through the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline," says the deputy director of the NESF. - And this is pure virtual reversal. On paper. There is no physical flow in the opposite direction. ” The expert’s words confirm the data of the ENTSOG platform, which is a network of European gas transmission system operators. In the past and this year, the difference between the volumes supplied from the Belarusian to the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline from January to September amounted to 800 million cubic meters. But at the exit from Poland to Germany, it exceeded 2,5 billion cubic meters.!: Https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/11/15/revers-v-pomoshch-kak-polsha-ot-rossiyskogo -gaza-otkazyvaetsya. The Poles say they are cutting gas purchases from Russia, but they are buying it from the Germans, but where did the gas come from the Germans ....
        2. tihonmarine 27 May 2020 12: 00 New
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          Quote: Ciklop
          Germans are not so stupid

          It’s for sure who who, and the Germans were never stupid.
          1. Ciklop 27 May 2020 13: 05 New
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            Quote: tihonmarine
            Quote: Ciklop
            Germans are not so stupid

            It’s for sure who who, and the Germans were never stupid.

            Now, if it weren’t for the old woman Merkel, the "former" head of the Friendship with the USSR GDR association .. Kolya betrayed him, who raised her in the echelons of power negative
            The Germans owe us a lot, but we don’t require indemnities, but just understanding that again everything can happen again .. soldier
          2. Hagen 27 May 2020 13: 20 New
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            Quote: tihonmarine
            who who, and the Germans were never stupid.

            Only the Anglo-Saxons launched two world wars with their hands, and then dropped the indemnities. And today, smart Germany on a short "strict" leash with them. And so not ... not stupid laughing
            1. tihonmarine 27 May 2020 20: 19 New
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              Quote: Hagen
              And today, smart Germany on a short "strict" leash with them. And so not ... not stupid

              There was no need to fight. The USSR won the war, and the Allies took everything into their own hands.
              1. Hagen 27 May 2020 20: 28 New
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                Quote: tihonmarine
                There was no need to fight

                Too shy to ask, who did not have to fight? You already specify your idea, please.
        3. Rokambol 27 May 2020 23: 41 New
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          Quote: Ciklop
          I hope the Nord Stream pipe will make them more independent from the USA

          But this is unlikely ...
          They are not destined to become independent from the USA in the near future. yes
    2. Normal ok 27 May 2020 10: 18 New
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      Eh heh, well, they (Europeans) will not go anywhere, albeit not in such volumes, they will still buy Russian gas

      The question is not in the fact of the purchase, but in the profitability of the projects. And here the most important is the sales volume. If it turns out that there is little gas pumped, then the money for SP-2 is simply thrown into the wind (as has already happened with the Power of Siberia).
  • Strashila 27 May 2020 08: 18 New
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    Now it’s clear throwing Old Man, at the beginning of the Baltic states abandoned Russian gas, now Poland.
    1. Brturin 27 May 2020 11: 39 New
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      Quote: Strashila
      at the beginning of the Baltic states abandoned Russian gas

      They refused, of course, refused, but somehow it was not very decisive ...
      In 2018, Latvia purchased 1,302 billion cubic meters from Gazprom, and 2019 billion cubic meters in 1,664, which is 27,8% more. However, this is less than in 2017 - then the Russian holding delivered 1,785 billion cubic meters of gas to Latvia . https://lv.sputniknews.ru/economy/20200220/13252954/Latviya-edinstvennaya-v-Pribaltike-kto-narastil-zakupki-u-Gazproma.html
      Yes, and Lithuanians get LNG from Vysotsk ...
  • Alien From 27 May 2020 08: 18 New
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    Poland, as always, ...
    1. cniza 27 May 2020 08: 38 New
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      And she flogged herself ...
      1. Alien From 27 May 2020 08: 59 New
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        I made myself a gymnast .......)))
        1. cniza 27 May 2020 11: 37 New
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          They will never calm down while there is Russia ...
  • Valery Valery 27 May 2020 08: 21 New
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    Poland is starting out.
    1. cniza 27 May 2020 08: 37 New
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      And when was it different?
  • knn54 27 May 2020 08: 31 New
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    The Yankees crave energy dominance in the world. Their MAJOR “assistants” are countries of eastern and southern Europe.
    That's just about the "freebie" that was in CMEA they will have to forget FOREVER.
  • cniza 27 May 2020 08: 36 New
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    Poland by its intransigence plays in favor of both Nord Stream


    That's why shout about it, let them pan ...
  • Vsevolod Sidorov 27 May 2020 08: 42 New
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    Come on ... they shit on their business, If the Euro-Atlantic party is stronger than the Euro-Asian ...
  • Operator 27 May 2020 08: 43 New
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    SP-2 is just a check, the mat is Power of Siberia -2, which will connect the European and Asian gas pipelines of Russia, after which it will be possible to regulate the level of gas supply to the EU and China by pressing a button depending on their behavior and prices bully
    1. Normal ok 27 May 2020 10: 20 New
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      Quote: Operator
      SP-2 is just a check, the mat is Power of Siberia -2, which will connect the European and Asian gas pipelines of Russia, after which it will be possible to regulate the level of gas supply to the EU and China by pressing a button depending on their behavior and prices bully

      But nothing that the US is ahead of Russia in energy supplies to China ?!
      1. Operator 27 May 2020 11: 16 New
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        You rave - Russian and American oil supplies to China differ by more than an order of magnitude:
        TASS, March 18, 2020. Russia became the largest oil exporter to China from countries outside OPEC in 2019, with an average supply level of 1,6 million barrels per day. This is stated in the weekly report of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy. In 2019, oil exports from the United States to China decreased to 133 thousand barrels per day.

        After the introduction of a 25 percent duty on US coal, China's US imports fell below the plinth. Now the main suppliers of coal to China are Australia and Russia.

        Gas to China is mainly supplied by Australia, Qatar, Turkmenistan and Russia (Power of Siberia, Sakhalin and Yamal). The USA is not there.
        1. Normal ok 27 May 2020 11: 54 New
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          Quote: Operator
          You rave - Russian and American oil supplies to China differ by more than an order of magnitude:
          TASS, March 18, 2020. Russia became the largest oil exporter to China from countries outside OPEC in 2019, with an average supply level of 1,6 million barrels per day. This is stated in the weekly report of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy. In 2019, oil exports from the United States to China decreased to 133 thousand barrels per day.

          After the introduction of a 25 percent duty on US coal, China's US imports fell below the plinth. Now the main suppliers of coal to China are Australia and Russia.

          Gas to China is mainly supplied by Australia, Qatar, Turkmenistan and Russia (Power of Siberia, Sakhalin and Yamal). The USA is not there.

          Sorry, I wrote the phrase in “present tense”, bearing in mind the results of the February agreement between China and the USA, according to which China pledged to increase US $ 200bn import from the United States, and this mainly concerns energy sources.
          1. Operator 27 May 2020 14: 39 New
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            When it builds up (against the backdrop of American attempts to sue and rob China through the coronavirus), then write.

            In the meantime, China has a huge choice between expensive LNG from Australia, Qatar, Sakhalin and Yamal and cheap pipeline gas from Turkmenistan and Siberia. Plus, cheap oil and coal from Russia.
            1. New Year day 27 May 2020 16: 29 New
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              Quote: Operator
              Plus, cheap oil and coal from Russia.

              free! At a loss!
              1. Operator 27 May 2020 16: 52 New
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                But you, it turns out, a connoisseur of the cost of Russian oil - share your innermost knowledge laughing
                1. New Year day 27 May 2020 16: 53 New
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                  Quote: Operator
                  But you, it turns out, a connoisseur of the cost of Russian oil - share your innermost knowledge

                  except VO do not read anything? laughing
    2. New Year day 27 May 2020 11: 51 New
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      Quote: Operator
      ..after which it will be possible at the touch of a button to regulate the level of gas supply to the EU and China depending on their behavior and prices

      that is why, from such attempts, China is trying to get rid of:
      2018 year Chinese imports:
      1) Russia - $ 37,9 billion (15,8% of the total volume of imported crude oil to China);
      2) Saudi Arabia - $ 29,7 billion (12,4%);
      3) Angola - $ 24,9 billion (10,4%);
      4) Iraq - $ 22,4 billion (9,4%);
      5) Oman - $ 17,3 billion (7,2%);
      6) Brazil - $ 16,2 billion (6,8%);
      7) Iran - $ 15 billion (6,3%);
      8) Kuwait - $ 11,9 billion (5%) and further, in descending order.
      The innovation of Chinese oil and LNG imports in 2018 was the increase in purchases from the United States. Among the fastest growing crude oil suppliers to China are:
      1) Libya - an increase of 248,1% since 2017;
      2) USA - an increase of 112,8%;
      3) Malaysia - an increase of 79,9%;
      4) Congo - an increase of 76,7%;
      5) Brazil - an increase of 76,6%;
      6) Kuwait - an increase of 67,8%;
      7) Iraq - an increase of 62,3%;
      8) UAE - an increase of 60,8%;
      9) Russia - an increase of 58,6% and further, in decreasing order.
      So this is the year 2018! No one wants to be dependent on your “button”!
      Pay attention to the place of Russia in gas supply China
      1. Operator 27 May 2020 14: 36 New
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        Pay attention to the calendar - 2020 is on it. laughing
        1. New Year day 27 May 2020 16: 28 New
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          Quote: Operator
          Pay attention to the calendar - 2020 is on it.

          Do you think the trend has reversed?
          Well, just too lazy to see for 2019, then read:
          Natural gas production in China in 2019 reached 173,3 billion m3. Annual natural gas production in China has increased by more than 10 billion m3 / year over 3 years. The newly confirmed gas reserves in the country in 2019 reached 1,4 trillion m3, which is 68% more than in 2018.
          It was 2020 China plans to increase oil production to 200 million tons / year, gas - up to 360 billion m3 / year.
          With the goal of China to increase the share of gas consumption to 10% (360 billion cubic meters per year), in 2019 demand amounted to about 305,9 billion cubic meters. Gas supply - 315,2 billion cubic meters, surplus gas 9,7 billion.
          In 2020, demand will increase to 335 billion cubic meters, but the supply will be 344,6 billion - again will be higher.
          This excess, 9 billion, will double the amount that Gazprom intends to deliver via the Power of Siberia pipeline in 2020 (5 billion cubic meters).
          In 2020, Kazakhstan reduced, at the request of China, gas exports to China by 12-15%.
          China State Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec), will enter into a contract with US Cheniere Energy for 18 billion dollars for the supply of liquefied natural gas. Deliveries will begin in 2023.
          China will build LNG terminals to receive and regasify liquid fuels. The total cost of a long-term contract for the supply of liquefied natural gas for Beijing will be $ 21 billion. laughing
          Objective data will not convince you anyway, “cheers” and bonnets into the air are easier laughing
          1. Operator 27 May 2020 16: 51 New
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            “They will begin, lower, increase” - that's when this happens, then you will throw your bonnet.
            1. New Year day 27 May 2020 16: 52 New
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              Quote: Operator
              “They will begin, lower, increase” - that's when this happens, then you will throw your bonnet.

              the process is on, you do not want to see it. China is realizing its plans. Too lazy with the numbers of 2020 to prove it request
  • ZaharoFF 27 May 2020 08: 56 New
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    The non-commissioned officer widow carved herself again. You can’t escape fate - the wheel of Polish genotyb is launched.
  • prior 27 May 2020 09: 21 New
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    Congratulations to the Poles.
    Cheap gas is now not about you.
    It remains the case for small, invite Santa Claus.
    1. Keyser soze 27 May 2020 18: 58 New
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      Congratulations to the Poles.
      Cheap gas is now not about you.


      At a hub in Denmark gas for $ 54, in Austria for 56. Buy, I don’t want ..... So cheap gas is exactly about them. And if you did a reverse on the pipe, then the hour is uneven and in Belarus they will start selling ...
  • Normal ok 27 May 2020 10: 12 New
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    Unfortunately, half of the capacity of any gas pipeline passing through the territory of the European Union, according to European rules, should remain free for other companies that would also want to use this pipe. But this norm does not apply to the Nord Stream,

    It does not apply because it was put into operation before 2019. And for all the “pipes” commissioned later, according to the gas directive of the EEC, it already applies.
  • Grading 27 May 2020 10: 47 New
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    Quote: ZaharoFFFF
    The non-commissioned officer widow carved herself again. You can’t escape fate - the wheel of Polish genotyb is launched.

    Kremlebots as harbingers of trouble, as soon as you get into the topic, consider everything means somewhere the great monaggers have managed again. And again, the failures of the hand-assed and headless present the electoral mass as another breakthrough or jerk! laughing



    1. Nastia makarova 27 May 2020 12: 20 New
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      in reality, stupid articles
      1. ZaharoFF 28 May 2020 07: 59 New
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        I agree with you. Articles are stupid and illiterate, as well as the commentator himself. Another rocker-hamster. Sofa fighter.
  • Pvi1206 27 May 2020 11: 19 New
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    Poles play their game ...
    1. iouris 27 May 2020 12: 11 New
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      I would know the ransom ...
    2. Catholic 27 May 2020 18: 15 New
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      Quote: Pvi1206
      Poles play their game ...

      They don’t have any game of their own. All their “game” is advice from Washington. Poland in the European Union lobbies and defends the interests of Americans.
  • iouris 27 May 2020 12: 10 New
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    Quote: “... the gas pipe goes to the German border, where it falls into the zone of responsibility of the German operator Gascade ...” End of quote.
    This is how modern Russians turn out that the "pipe" goes to the "German" border, but gets to the "German" operator?
    Germans are all foreigners who do not speak Russian (ie, "dumb").
  • Cyril G ... 27 May 2020 13: 57 New
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    Quote: kjhg
    to deprive Russia of the possibility of political influence on Ukraine and Belarus, leaving her the role of the actual economic donor of these countries.

    Or, or, otherwise it is crazy even for the Germans.
    Quote: kjhg
    Among the main ones:

    Among the main ones, the Germans are getting rid of the dictates of the United States and its occupation regime. That will be right.
  • bandabas 27 May 2020 15: 47 New
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    Psheks still wake up. A cinema, popularly called "Three Poles, Georgians and a Dog" is a classic. I still remember the melody. When in Soviet times there were 2 channels ... We sat and watched at school. It was a pity for the only Russian (Alexander Belyavsky), who was written off in the first series. Good actor and Eternal Memory!
  • Grading 28 May 2020 10: 22 New
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    Quote: ZaharoFFFF
    I agree with you. Articles are stupid and illiterate, as well as the commentator himself. Another rocker-hamster. Sofa fighter.

    Lahti? How much do you sell your homeland?
    1. Serg65 28 May 2020 11: 06 New
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      Quote: Grading
      How much do you sell your homeland?

      Are you interested in rates?
      1. ZaharoFF 28 May 2020 14: 07 New
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        Are you interested in rates?

        Looks for a warmer place.
  • Vyacheslav34 28 May 2020 11: 28 New
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    It is high time to divide Poland with Germany. There is no such state and neighbors have no problems ...