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Germany began to take Russian gas from India

The Indian company Gail is forced to reduce gas supplies in the country, as it does not receive the contracted volumes of Yamal liquefied natural gas.

The fact is that LNG purchaser and supplier from Russia is Gazprom Marketing and Trading Singapore (GM&T Singapore). In early April, the German government took control of the company.

Judging by the data of the navigation portals and monitoring platforms of the EU, the volumes from the Yamal LNG project may go to Germany, the supply of Russian pipeline gas to which has been reduced due to the Nord Stream, the EurAsia Daily notes.

Largest gas distribution company in India has already introduced gas supply rationing for fertilizer producers and other industrial enterprises. Earlier, Gail entered into an agreement with Gazprom Marketing and Trading Singapore for the annual supply of 2.5 million tons of LNG (that’s 3.5 billion cubic meters).

Supposedly (there is no official information on this) Gail did not receive several shipments. And Gazprom Marketing and Trading Singapore informed the Indian company that they would not be able to fulfill their contractual obligations.

Gas supplies to fertilizer plants in India fell by ten percent, to other industrial enterprises – by 10-20 percent.

In addition, an Indian company bought LNG from the Yamal field for $500 per thousand cubic meters. And in Asian markets, gas now costs $1,350 per thousand cubic meters.

According to the navigation portals Marinetraffic and Vesselfinder, GIE and ENTSOG platforms, Yamal LNG can be shipped to Germany. In favor of this version, that German companies keep the Yamal gas for India, is also evidenced by the active pumping of fuel into the Reden and Yemgum storage facilities, which are managed by the operator Astora, owned by Gazprom Germania. Daily deliveries average 35 million cubic meters.

Recall that at the end of May, Russia imposed sanctions against Gazprom Germania and its subsidiaries. For the supply of Yamal LNG, an exception was introduced, the permit for them is valid for 90 days.

Recall that mainly Russian gas was supplied to Germany through the Nord Stream pipeline. However, in mid-June, the Russian company sharply reduced the volume of natural gas supplied to Germany.

The reason was that the Nord Stream turbine was not returned from Canada in time, where it was sent for maintenance. A month later, the turbine was returned to Germany. But apparently, it has not yet been handed over to the Russian side. Earlier, Gazprom stated that they had not received the technical documentation necessary after the repair of the turbine.

On July 11, the Nord Stream gas pipeline was stopped for scheduled maintenance. After ten days later he resumed work, it became known that the volume of natural gas supplied through it was reduced. In “Gazprom” they say that the deadline for servicing the equipment of the gas pipeline has come. But it is not clear how and when this will be done.

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