Germany for 10 days in February increased purchases of Russian gas by 47.8% compared to the same period in 2020. This was announced by Gazprom.
The company said in a statement that the demand for natural gas in Europe is growing amid continuing cold weather. Cold weather does not leave Europe, the demand for natural gas is growing. So, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe, on February 10, the occupancy of underground storage facilities in Germany had already dropped to 37%.
At the end of 2020, the export of Russian gas to non-CIS countries fell by 10%, to 179.3 billion cubic meters. Despite the decline, this result was the fifth in the history of the company. The main importers of natural gas from Russia are Germany, Italy, Austria and Turkey. The main reasons for the decrease in export volumes were the relatively warm winters of 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 and the filling of gas storage facilities in Europe.