Russian natural gas flows entering Slovakia via Ukraine increased again on Monday. According to the Slovakian network operator Eustream, the gas supply increased by 16 percent on Monday compared to Friday.
According to Eustream, the gas flow is 662 gigawatt hours per day. Although that is more than before the weekend, the gas supply via Ukraine is still below last year’s average of 811 gigawatt hours.
European natural gas prices fell sharply last week. The decline followed a recovery in Russian gas supplies to Europe via the important route through Ukraine. After that, the gas volumes decreased again.
Geopolitical tensions over Ukraine are still causing uncertainty. President Vladimir Putin has gathered a large force near the Ukrainian border and the United States is anticipating a Russian invasion. Russia wants NATO to withdraw from Eastern Europe and guarantees that Ukraine will not join the Western alliance.
The European Union has previously spoken with other gas suppliers, such as the US, Qatar and Azerbaijan, about emergency supplies if tensions around Ukraine escalate and Russia decides to turn off the gas tap completely. However, Russia itself is also very dependent on the export of natural gas and oil and according to experts, it will not do so anytime soon.
Gas flows from Russia via Ukraine to Europe are increasing again
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