The gas market continues to be disrupted in Europe.
The volume of gas delivered in January by the Russian company Gazprom was 41% lower than the volumes for the same period last year
”, observes Thierry Bros, energy specialist, teacher at Sciences Po. that Russia, Europe's main supplier, delivered more than 40% of imported gas in 2020.
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This reduction in exports could be explained in 2021 by strong demand in Russia and production constraints.
This is no longer the case, believes Thierry Bros.
In mid-January, Gazprom claimed to have reduced its exports
“at the request of consumers, in accordance with contractual obligations”.
But why would the energy companies, Engie and other European companies, have wanted to be delivered the minimum provided for in their contracts rather than the maximum, questions the economist?
Is this the result of pressure exerted by the Russian company or the implementation of particular strategies by…
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