Russian “Gazprom” reported about 90% load of the Nord Stream pipeline, about a 30-percent rise in deliveries for the withdrawal of Opal and a record for summer gas supplies to Europe. About it writes “Kommersant”.
“The consumers sharply increased their demand for Russian gas due to empty storage in the winter and hot weather now. But, note istochnika the market for full load of Opal and a high level of exports is due not only consumers of “Gazprom”: a significant volume of gas the company pumps in a rented storage facility in Europe” – the newspaper notes.
In particular, the download of “Gazprom” land withdrawal OPAL from the TRANS-Baltic Nord Stream pipeline (capacity of 55 billion cubic meters) increased during the first eight days of August, 30%, said the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller. In his words, “the volume of daily gas supply to the GIS Greifswald (Germany) 8 Aug reached 140 million cubic meters, that is, the use of Nord Stream has exceeded 90% of design capacity”.
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The “Gazprom” keeps loading and other export routes. On the Ukrainian corridor, said Miller, there was an increase in transit through the city of Velke kapusany on the Ukrainian-Slovak border. Data “Ukrtransgaz” confirms that the Russian gas transit increased by 7 August by almost 10% at the beginning of the month. According to the head of Gazprom in exports to the far abroad amounted to 562 million cubic meters, higher peak winter 2015/16 year (539 million cubic meters).
Pipe Yamal-Europe through Poland in the first week of August, despite adding more Opal was also used at the highest level.
We will remind, earlier the Higher regional court of düsseldorf has lifted an interim measure on the claim of the Polish company PGNiG, which suspended access to the Russian “Gazprom” additional capacity OPAL. Thus, the earlier decision of the European Commission to lift the ban on access “Gazprom” to the OPAL capacities again come into force and will be valid until more detailed decisions.