- Russia Insider Published on Aug 30, 2017
Russians Mock US Puppets for Buying US Gas For 50% Higher Price Than Russian Gas Despite sanctions and political games in the European energy market, Gazprom has broken one record after another this week. For the first time, the daily capacity utilization for summer exports to non-CIS countries soared to an unprecedented 635 million cubic meters. Such figures resemble peak winter periods. Gazprom is maximizing the use of export routes.
The Nord Stream, Yamal-Europe and Blue Stream gas pipelines are operating at full capacity, except for the Ukrainian one. Europe, recovering from a recession, needs an affordable energy supplier, a demand which only Russia can fill, being the largest supplier of natural gas to Europe over the past 40 years. Gazprom made some arrangements beforehand to keep prices low and the delivery reliable. The long-distance Nord Stream on the Baltic bottom directly connects Russia and Germany, bypassing transit states, who capitalized on the end user. Nord Stream-2 is to double the capacity. The transnational Yamal-Europe pipeline, passing through Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany, increases the flexibility of supplies to Western Europe. The Blue Stream pipeline allows direct export to Turkey. And the Turkish Stream project, which is being built across the Black Sea to the European part of Turkey and further to the border with Greece, will supply natural gas to the countries of Southern and Southeastern Europe. All this is an example of a free market economy, something that Washington cherishes, or so they say.