The Turkish president on Friday announced the discovery of another 135 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea, following a historic find last year.
Gazprom domestic supplies from the gas transmission system rose by 17% (or by 18.8 billion cubic meters) over said period of 2021.
Russian gas supplied to Europe via the Nord Stream has a carbon footprint that is four times smaller than from the US gas, Alexander Novak told reporters.
In the first quarter of this year, Turkey became the second largest recipient of Russian gas, Gazprom reported.
“European countries are most interested in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, and the project is still planned to be completed in 2021,” Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said.
Germany is the leader of Russian pipeline gas imports in Europe. In March, Germany continued to actively increase its purchases from Gazprom.
The company is at the stage of making design and location arrangements for the first exploration well, which will provide an answer to the question about the production potential of the licence where PGNiG operates.
As of April 2021, Russian natural gas is supplied to Romania via TurkStream without using the Ukrainian transmission system.
The German government’s hopes for an agreement with the US on the NS2 gas pipeline have been further undermined.
The real winter, which finally set in all over Europe in early 2021, gave the Russian gas supplier a good run for its money.