The Ukrainian state gas company Naftogaz is working hard to increase natural gas production and could supply gas to European states for the heating season in the fifth year. The editor-in-chief of Naftogaz Yuriy Vitrenko told Reuters. Some industry experts are indifferent to his full skepticism. There have been comments on social media regarding the supply of Ukrainian electronics to European markets. Meanwhile, Russia announces the shutdown of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline.
The European country is now trying to get rid of dependence on Russian gas. React in this way to the Russian flow to Ukraine and to the subsequent limited supply of Russian gas to Europe. According to Vitrenko, Naftogaz could replace the missing Russian gas if it receives investment and know-how from Western experts, for example through an example of the American Marshall Plan, which helped to restore Western Europe to a kind of world wolf.
“We are working on new projects that can really significantly increase traffic to Ukraine by ten and 30 percent,” said Vitrenko.
Some experts point out that the earth will not sleep for many years. In addition to imports to Europe, it would be necessary for the Ukrainian government to lift the current embargo on gas imports. The situation is complicated by the fact that Naftogaz soon became insolvent.
Vitrenko also stated that Naftogaz will research technologies for gas pipelines from Blicice deposits. Analyst Maksym Biljavskyj, who was a spokesman for Naftogaz in the past, pointed out that the most promising areas for drilling rigs are in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, where fighting is currently taking place. “There are good prospects, but I’m dying,” said Biljavskyj. He added that roughly 75 percent of Ukrainian gas pipelines are located on or near the front line.
Vitrenko thus stated that Ukraine should develop a whole district heating system from gas to biomass and heat pumps and use gas only as a fuel. Biljavskyi declared such a widespread move to biomass unrealistic, as it would require large amounts of plant material to produce energy and would require extensive investments.
The RIA Novosti agency then reported, with reference to the words of Ukrainian President Zelensky, that Ukraine could reduce the supply of electricity to Europe.
The Kremlin does not rule out the extension of Nord Stream 1 to Peru
The Kremlin, in the spirit of that traditional tank, has once again threatened non-flowing Russian gas to Europe through Nord Stream 1. According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, it will be necessary to give gossip work, because they are not available on the day of the technical reserve. This was reported by the Interfax agency today.
The Russian gas giant Gazprom has announced a temporary supply of gas through this pipeline for those days, until Saturday morning. According to the list of reservations for the transportation of raw materials, supplies should actually resume on Saturday, because the reservations are on par with the current gossip. This represents about 20 percent of the gas pipeline’s capacity. The temporarily renewed supply thus confirms the current data on the website of Nord Stream AG, which operates the gas pipeline.
“Only one turbine is in operation,” said Peskov today. According to him, Gazprom does not believe that the reliability of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which runs along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, is at risk.
Peskov said for two that Gazprom is capable of punching its weight, but that Europe has put a “first and technical hurdle” in the way of the company due to sanctions related to the invasion of Ukraine. He was talking about the crisis dream. The European Union considers the Kremlin’s claim to be an understatement.
In April, Moscow reduced supplies through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany to 40 percent of capacity, and in April to 20 percent. She attributed it to problems with gossip and sanctions, which, according to her, prevent the return and installation of gas turbines. The slow flow of gas through the pipeline has complicated the whole of Europe’s efforts to get enough gas for the winter.
Nord Stream 1 is the main route for transporting Russian natural gas to the European Union. There are gas pipelines connected to it from Germany to other countries, including the Czech Republic.
Gazprom stated that the last spare turbine in the compressor station must be serviced every 1000 working hours. The second Peruvian extension could therefore occur in the middle of June, the DPA agency reported.