Photo: Reuters (archive photo) the Position of Gazprom in the EU deteriorated amid rising supply of Norwegian and middle Eastern gas

The share of Russian gas in the European market decreased from 36.6% in 2018 to 27.8% in 2020 under the pressure of competitors.

Russian state concern Gazprom in January-June reduced the export of gas to Europe by 18% compared to the same period of 2019 to 78.9 billion cubic meters this is stated in the report of the company according to Russian accounting standards, published on Thursday, August 13.

Deliveries in Western Europe fell by 17%, to 60 billion cubic meters, including in Germany by 25%, to 20.1 billion cubic meters, in Italy 14.6%, to 9.9 billion cubic meters in Austria by 10% to 6.6 bn cu m, in France by 12%, to 5.7 billion cubic meters.

In Central Europe, deliveries fell by 15% to 17.7 billion cubic meters to Turkey – in 1,7 times, up to 4.7 billion cubic meters To CIS countries – by 15.8%, to 14.73 billion cubic meters, including In Belarus – 5%, to 9.06 billion cubic meters.

In China was raised 1.57 billion cubic meters of Russian consumers Gazprom sold 128.6 billion cubic meters of gas, which is 10% lower than in the same period of 2019.

In addition, sales through the St. Petersburg international commodity exchange fell to 5.85 billion cubic meters against the 5,94 billion cubic meters during the same period a year earlier.

The share of Russian gas in the European market decreased from 36.6% in 2018 to 27.8% in 2020, but still remains the largest among the competitors.

As previously reported, Turkey has reduced purchases of Russian gas in 1127 times since the beginning of the year. Turkey almost stopped buying Russian gas, despite the launch of Turkish stream, giving preference to gas from Azerbaijan.

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