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IEA blames Russia for deepening gas crisis in Europe

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official added that the low rate of supply of Russian gas in Europe "matches the growing geopolitical tension around Ukraine"
16:31, 13 January 2022

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Head of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol blames Russia for delaying the gas supplies to Europe amidst the increased geopolitical tension, which led to the gas crisis.

According to Financial Times that cited Birol, there are serious elements of tension in European gas market due to Russia's actions. The official added that the low rate of supply of Russian gas in Europe "matches the growing geopolitical tension around Ukraine".

Birol also said that the current deficit of gas in storage facilities on the territory of the EU "is significantly related to Gazprom". According to him, today European storage facilities are filled by only 50 percent compared to the usual level of 70 percent for the month of June. At the same time, Gazprom's gas storage facilities on the territory of Europe account for only 10% of the total storage capacity in the EU, but they account for half of the deficit of gas fuel on the continent. In the opinion of the head of the IEA, Russia can increase supplies to Europe by at least a third.

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Earlier, US Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland claimed that the United States will try to delay the commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

"We are currently working with Germany, which is cooperating with the EU, to delay the launch of Nord Stream 2," Nuland said.

In addition, according to her, the pipeline could be suspended altogether if Russia decides to attack Ukraine.

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