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Germany Suffers From Shortage Of Russian Gas Supplies, Looking For Ways Out

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Germany Suffers From Shortage Of Russian Gas Supplies, Looking For Ways Out

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On May 12, Gazprom has completely stopped gas supplies through the Polish section of the Yamal—Europe pipeline. On the eve, Russian introduced sanctions against the EuRoPol GAZ company that owns it. This means the reduction of gaz transit from Russia to Germany.

Last week, Gazprom announced that the surplus Russian onshore gas transportation capacity of the Nord Stream 2 project will be used to supply gas to northwestern regions of Russia. The inclusion of the second string of the offshore gas pipeline is possible not earlier than in 2028, the company said in a statement. In response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the German government, which previously supported the Nord Stream 2 project, ordered to stop certification of the pipeline. On March 1, its operator, Nord Stream 2 AG, declared insolvency. At the same time, the U.S. imposed sanctions against the pipeline operator Nord Stream 2 AG.

In this regard, German politicians commented on the situation and shared their views on the future in the new conditions.

Energy Ministry spokeswoman Annika Einhorn said the German government rejected speculation that it might activate the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany to compensate for reduced gas flows through Ukraine. She said Germany receives a quarter less gas transported through Ukraine after Ukrainian authorities shut down the pipeline because a key compressor station ended up in Russian hands. Einhorn said the shortfall is partly offset by increased supplies from Norway and the Netherlands.

“Nord Stream 2 really died after Russia attacked Ukraine and no one thinks about switching to it,” she said.

She also noted that most of Russia’s gas comes to Germany via Nord Stream 1, not through Ukraine. Germany has pledged to stop importing Russian gas no later than 2024. Nord Stream 1 was launched back in 2011 with a capacity of 27 billion cubic meters per year. As of Wednesday, May 11, Ukraine was forced to stop the transit of gas through stations in the Luhansk region, which turned out to be in the temporarily occupied territory of Russia – through this point one third of the gas is supplied to Europe.

The deputy head of the German government believes that “we can do without gas from Russia if we fill our storage facilities and save energy. Germany could do without Russian gas supplies as early as this winter”, said Robert Habeck, Deputy Chancellor of Germany and Minister of Economy.

“If we fill our storage facilities completed by the end of the year, if two of the four floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers we rent out are connected to the grid, and if we save energy seriously, we could somehow survive the winter if gas supplies from Russia were to stop,” Habeck said.

He urged his fellow citizens to save energy.

“Reducing consumption is the alpha and omega in the case of gas. If we save ten percent in industry and private households in the next two years, it will be a decisive percentage to avoid being in a crisis. Everyone has to help. Increasing savings is a serious tool against Putin,” said the head of the German economy ministry.

According to Robert Habeck, two of the four LNG tankers leased by Germany already compensate for almost a quarter of the Russian gas volume. At the same time, the minister warned of significant economic risks of stopping Russian supplies.

“Even if the conditions are met, gas prices will certainly rise very strongly, the storage facilities will be empty by the end of winter,” he explained.

Germany is heavily dependent on imports of Russian gas, so calls for a gas embargo against Russia are causing a mixed reaction in the country. Germany’s Dependence on Russian gas has fallen from 55 percent to 35 percent since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to the latest figures from the German Economy Ministry. Berlin hopes to gradually reduce this dependence to 10 percent by the summer of 2024.

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Dejan Beric

In other news, Germany not satisfied by shooting itself in the foot and plans on solving ther problem by shooting the other foot.

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stephan williams

They’re shooting themselves in the face – not the foot

RealityOfWar

In war looking after your flanks is important, and the front lines in this conflict are far wider than Dombas. They encounter the world as part of a massive global struggle of US hegemony Vs a multipolar world. So Germany, US, UK, are all pulled in focused on fighting the battle in Ukraine, they are distracted, all while China keeps on going and Europe becomes poorer. Yes there are effects on Russia too. But the reality is that on the flanks of this conflict, the US is falling even further behind China. The Russia China tag game is working and it’s the US that needs consider its options together with Europe, if it is not to get outflanked completely!

jorge

Sorry, there’s no good choices for US & vassals, they are really fucked.

jorge

Hoy vey, what a pity! Stupid retarded biden vassals.

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jorge

Warning: Mossad, by principle, put «hash hashed» in the end of all I published here.

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DrumSmoker

I forsee a pretty long winter for Germany. Bet they’ll seriously think about reactivating some of the Nuclear power stations they’ve switched off lately.

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jimbim

Germany could do without Russian gas supplies as early as this winter”, said Robert Habeck, Deputy Chancellor of Germany and Minister of Economy. Robert Habeck will demand Germans to heat their homes with their farts.

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Joseph Day

Yes, Bic is mass producing lighters for them

Matt

dummkopf!… Should have stopped the advent of the Euro and kicked Americaner out of it’s Country after the Berlin Wall fell!

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Bubbaorwell

His pedophile videos would have surfaced.

B A

certify Nordstream 2

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Palaban

Please can someone here post the “share or link” of RT NEWS, thank you

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Joseph Day

” if we fill our storage” good luck..

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Bobo

By October this year people in western Europe will begin to understand what their politicians have done. No heat food rationing and everything that goes along with that. Look at shi Lanka where the mobs are burning the homes of politicians due to the shortages of food and oil. This will come to western Europe also and the people have no one to blame but themselves for voting these criminal politicians into office in the first place

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Fart gas

LNG tankers could become easy targets…just sayin…

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B A

Might be one of a bazillion reasons why NATO and its members should not be escalating a WW3 and should step away from continued involvement in propping up a criminal Junta regime which has Nazi’s embedded in its military and Gestapo.

B A

but among those bazillion reasons, the one you state ranks among the top few.

Elpocho

These people are natural born cucks. As if they were doing a favour in buying cheap energy sources. Lmao.

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BILL

Germany has 2 million Syrians and soon 2 million Ukrops that will need to be kept warm, at government expense.

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Peter Jennings

The German admin could always admit that they got it all wrong. That’s a way out.

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