Russian gas export flows to Germany, Slovakia down in January
Over half of Russian natural gas supply to Europe's major markets via Germany and Slovakia has gone missing this calendar year compared with 2019 levels, an analysis of S&P Global Platts Analytics data showed.
With Yamal exports through Poland non-existent, and capacity through Ukraine being under-utilized, now even the Nord Stream pipeline system has eased back from its usual maximum-baseload delivery of Russian volumes to Europe.
The data showed that exports landing into Griefswald and Mallnow in Germany, and Velke Kapusany, Slovakia, averaged 174.689 million cubic metres/day in the January 3-7 period, down 55.13% on average compared with the same window in 2019.
This includes zero deliveries into the Yamal terminus at Mallow, and a 147.768 mcm/d average for Nord Stream into Griefswald, down from its usual 158 mcm/d baseload.
The remainder constitutes exports via Ukraine, with Ukrainian exit capacity at Velke Kapusany held by Russia currently being utilized at around 38% of the long-term agreement between the two countries.
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