«You are not competitive»: Germany made us LNG sentence

© AP Photo / Evan VucciПрезидент USA Donald trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting in Washington. 27 APR 2018«You are not competitive»: Germany made us LNG sentence© AP Photo / Evan Vucci

MOSCOW, 4 Okt — news, Natalia Dembinski. Suppliers of liquefied natural gas from the US to Germany uncompetitive — this is stated in the statement of the German foreign Ministry on energy policy. While the Ministry emphasized: dependence on Russia in energy supply, as indicated by Donald trump, does not exist. Meanwhile, Russia’s share in fuel balance of Germany, despite the efforts to diversify the supply, is already approaching 50 percent.

The largest market

By the end of 2017, «Gazprom» has set an absolute record of gas export deliveries in Europe were up eight percent. Germany remains the largest Russian monopoly market. Last year Berlin was bought in Moscow of 53.4 billion cubic meters of gas — also a record. This is not the limit. According to forecasts of the Russian Ministry of energy Novak, in the next ten years, Europe can increase its imports of Russian pipeline gas to 100 billion cubic meters by reducing its own production and consumption growth.

Liquefied gas does not need Europe and from the point of view of energy security, taking into account detailed Washington’s trade war. Finally, Germany does not have the necessary infrastructure to receive gas from overseas, and this is likely due to the fact that purchases of American hydrocarbons it considers inappropriate.

The terminal is not for gas from USA

In July the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker promised that Europe will build more terminals to import liquefied natural gas from the United States. Observers, however, noted that the head of the European Commission slightly embellished reality: is Europe really ready to build the LNG terminals, but not for Americans, because of the coming reduction in production in the Netherlands, the second largest gas producer in the EU. «Us LNG is now exported anywhere but the EU. Moreover, reduced imports of LNG in Europe as a whole. The EU have the technical capacity to increase imports, as the infrastructure nedozagruzheny. The construction of a new terminal in Germany from this point of view nothing will change,» says Alexey Grivach, Deputy Director General for gas problems national energy security Fund.

Mutual dependence

With regard to the allegations of the trump of «according to» Germany from Russia is an attempt to politicize the process of energy cooperation, according to market analysts. Unlike USA, Russia is playing according to market rules — offers a good product at market prices and ensures a high reliability of supply. And any cooperation is based on mutual dependence. © Integratiebeleid in photomontagist of Europe from Russian gas«You are not competitive»: Germany made us LNG sentence© Integratiebeleid in photomontagist of Europe from Russian gas

«German companies are involved in production on the territory of Russia, and Gazprom, respectively, received shares in the distribution companies. So, in fact, part of the gas Germany gets from their own companies working in Russia. These supplies are made naturally, by «Gazprom», because he has a monopoly on exports,» explains Yushkov.

Thus, Germany is the largest buyer of Russian gas dependent on Russia, and Russia, in turn, from Germany as the largest market. This is a normal economic situation. © RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podictionary not shake?«You are not competitive»: Germany made us LNG sentence© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podictionary not tight?