Dhe Russian power firm Gazprom delivered a superb quarter much less gas to nations outdoors the previous Soviet Union within the first 5 months of this 12 months than in the identical interval final 12 months. From January to Could, 61 billion cubic meters have been exported, Gazprom introduced on Wednesday within the on-line service Telegram. That was 27.6 p.c or 23.2 billion cubic meters of gas lower than a 12 months earlier.
Gazprom added that gas provides to China by means of the Energy of Siberia pipeline elevated over the identical interval. Nonetheless, the power firm didn’t give any figures on this.
In Europe, Gazprom not too long ago misplaced a number of prospects. The background to that is that Russian President Vladimir Putin had requested consumers of Russian gas from “unfriendly nations” – together with EU member states – to pay for his or her gas in rubles. Deliveries to Poland, Bulgaria, Finland and the Netherlands have already been stopped.
EU nations are at the moment attempting to cut back their dependence on Russian power. Nonetheless, there isn’t any settlement on a potential pure gas embargo, since a number of member states are closely depending on Russian power provides.