The EU assures that gas imports from of Russia decreased from 40% to 20%.
Europe has found a way to partially solve the problem of the shortage of natural gas, which has formed against the background of the energy crisis. This was caused by the anti-Russian sanctions imposed due to the special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.
According to Haber7, Europe has relied on Azerbaijan, which will increase the supply of “blue fuel” to 11 billion cubic meters.
The country wants break the record for natural gas supply in 2022 – up to 9.1 billion cubic meters.
In 2023, the figure will reach 11 billion cubic meters, writes InoSMI.< /p>
According to the media, Azerbaijan has come to replace Russia and is already increasing its gas supplies.
In this context, the head of EU foreign and security policy, Josep Borrell, confirmed that they had made progress in the purchase of fuel from Norway, the ;Algeria and Azerbaijan.
“The harsh reality is that this winter we are approaching the limit of how much additional gas we can buy from non-Russian sources. Thus, the main thing will have to fall on energy saving, that is, demand reduction”, – said Borrell.
At the same time, Russia's share of gas imports fell from 40% to 20%. And this is due to an increase in the volume of purchases of liquefied natural gas (LNG), its share in consumption only doubled.
In mid-July, a partnership protocol in the energy sector was signed between Azerbaijan and the European Commission.
The EU continues to talk about increasing the supply of gas, the Southern Gas Corridor is of particular importance in relations with Azerbaijan.
Recall that the Southern Gas Corridor is the supply of natural gas to Europe from from the Caspian Sea and Middle East regions.
As Topnews wrote earlier, Gazprom announced turbine supply problems for Nord Stream – delivery is not possible due to Canada, EU and UK sanctions.