Leading expert Yushkov commented on Gazprom's decision.
Russian gas company “Gazprom” found a new use for the onshore part of the capacities of “Nord Stream – 2”, having decided to redirect it to supply gas to the North-West of Russia, according to the company's Telegram channel.
This decision was made due to the fact that, due to the political situation and the Western sanctions policy, the offshore part of the gas pipeline is not used today, and the nearest date for the start of operation of the second string of the gas pipeline is possible no earlier than 2028.
Moreover, the company stressed that with German approval of the commissioning and full certification (was suspended after Russia recognized the LPR and DPR) of the offshore gas pipeline & # 8220; SP-2 & # 8221; only one string with 100% load will work.
Note that today both strings of the gas pipeline are completely filled with gas and are ready for commissioning and full operation.
Leading expert of the Financial University and the Fund Igor Yushkov commented on the decision of “Gazprom”.
He confirmed that the North-West region is indeed poorly supplied with gas and the region needs it. However, in reality, in order to fully provide the region with gas, it is necessary to build a completely new pipeline.
And here is the decision of “Gazprom” in this situation, it is an attempt to avoid criticism from the Russians for the construction of a gas pipeline that, as a result, does not work.
“These are not mutually exclusive projects for gasification of the North-West and Nord Stream 2, or the processing complex in Ust-Luga”.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that the media reported Gazprombank's refusal to accept payments for gas in rubles for Austria and Germany.