In June 2022, the international locations of the European Union for the primary
time in historical past imported extra liquefied pure fuel (LNG) from the
United States than pipeline fuel from Russia, in accordance with Executive
Director of IEA Fatih Birol, Trend studies citing TASS.
“Russia’s current steep cuts in pure fuel flows to the EU imply
that is the first month in historical past by which the EU has imported extra
fuel by way of LNG from the US than by way of pipeline from Russia. The drop in
Russian provide requires efforts to cut back EU demand to organize for
a tricky winter,” he wrote on Twitter.
According to knowledge cited by him on Twitter, the amount of US LNG
provides to Europe in June amounted to round 5 bln cubic meters,
whereas the amount of pure fuel imports from Russia fell barely
under this determine.
In 5.5 months of 2022, Gazprom lowered its fuel exports to
non-CIS international locations (together with provides to China) by 28.9% to 65.6
bln cubic meters.
Gazprom was additionally compelled to cut back pure fuel provides over the
Nord Stream pipeline decrease than deliberate because of the delayed return
of fuel compressor models from restore by Siemens and malfunctions in
technical engines, the Russian fuel holding mentioned on June 14. Siemens
Energy mentioned one of many fuel generators can’t be returned to Germany
from Montreal on account of Canada’s sanctions towards Russia. As a
end result, fuel throughput over the Nord Stream has been constrained to
40% of most capability.
On April 27, Gazprom introduced it has totally suspended fuel
provides to the Bulgarian firm Bulgargaz and the Polish PGNiG
on account of their failure to pay in rubles in due time.