The reason for the rise in gas prices in the European Union is the policy of the Russian state concern Gazprom, which refuses to reserve additional capacities for gas transit through the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline. This opinion was expressed by the adviser to the President of Poland on environmental protection and climate policy Pavel Salek on the air of TVP Info.
“Today, within the framework of climate policy and emission reductions, gas is the only stable raw material that can calm the economic situation in the supply system and the security of energy production, as well as the situation with heating in Europe. On the other hand, today Europe depends on the east direction when it comes on hydrocarbon fuel, "Salek emphasized.
He drew attention to the continuation of gas reversal from Germany to Poland in the Yamal gas pipeline for two weeks already. The cost of blue fuel was influenced by Gazprom's refusal to reserve transport capacities to the west, which indicates that the concern is not interested in pumping the resource to its western recipients.
As a reminder, on November 15, Gazprom refused to book additional transit capacity through Ukraine, and also did not book the transit capacity of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline at all, according to the results of booking auctions for December.
The spot price of gas in Europe soared to $ 962 / 1,000 cubic meters after Gazprom's refusal to book the Yamal - Europe gas pipeline for December.