Wednesday, December 7

Russian gas for Europe flows in reverse for the seventh day

The flow of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, which carries Russian gas to western Europe, was flowing to Poland for the seventh consecutive day on Monday, according to data from the German network operator Gascade.

The data showed that flows at the Mallnow measurement point on the German-Polish border were heading east towards Poland, with an hourly volume of nearly 1.2 million kilowatt hours (kWh / h) on Monday. in the morning.

The auction results showed that Russian gas exporter Gazprom had not reserved gas transit capacity for exports through the Yamal-Europe pipeline by Monday.

Gascade, which receives the Russian gas and transports it within Germany, is owned by WIGA, a joint venture of Gazprom and the oil and gas company Wintershall DEA.

Wintershall DEA is jointly owned by the German chemical group BASF and Russia’s LetterOne.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that Germany was reselling Russian gas to Poland and Ukraine rather than alleviating an overpriced domestic market, blaming the reversal of flow and rising prices on German gas importers.