Head of the Kommersant’s FEC group Yuri Barsukov describes rules of the game with transit gas pipelines in PolandEdited by Rhod Mackenzie / 2016-11-29 08:55:27
The Polish Government, which already created problems for the Nord Stream-2 project in the summer, has ventured a new challenging game.
Gazprom’s head Alexei Miller and Polish Ambassador to the Russian Federation Catherine Pełczyński-Nałęcz have discussed topical issues of the provision of European consumers with Russian gas.
The gas pumping through the Yamal - Europe pipeline has been increased 7 times after the planned maintenance. Now, it transports to Europe up to 75 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
Gas transportation through the Yamal – Europe pipeline has been resumed after the scheduled maintenance, the German company Gascade reports.
Transportation of Russian gas via the Yamal – Europe pipeline will be suspended on August 23-26 because of the scheduled maintenance work on the gas pipeline, the German company Gascade repor
The Yamal-Europe gas pipeline from Russia to Germany via Belarus and Poland has been fully shut down for the planned repair on Tuesday morning, Gascade – one of the operating companies of the
Polish operator Gaz System has preliminary asked for the construction of gas pipeline, which will be able to supply 11 billion cubic meters of gas from the Nord Stream-2 project, although Warsaw is officially against the project. According to market participants, if the goal of Poland is to gain access to the German gas market and to maintain the importance of the Yamal - Europe gas pipeline, the easiest way to ensure this is through the virtual reverse.
Poland has asked for 11 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, which will be laid from Russia's Ust-Luga on the Baltic Sea to German Greifswald, said a member of the Wintershall’s Board Ties Tiessen. Wintershall participates in the project of Gazprom together with the German E.On, Anglo-Dutch Shell, Austrian OMV and French Engie. The news is remarkable due to the fact that Warsaw has officially always strongly opposed to the gas pipeline. Mr. Tiessen reported the country's desire to receive gas from the Nord Stream-2 pipeline at the conference in Berlin, when asked about the delay in issuing permits by Poland to investors to buy shares in the project. Deputy chairman of the Gazprom’s Board Alexander Medvedev confirmed the words of Ties Tiessen.
Main gas pipeline “Yamal-Europe”, supplying Russian gas via Belarus and Poland to Germany, was suspended for planned repair of gas-metering station on the border between the Federal Republic of Germany and Poland at 9 a.m. Moscow Time.
On Monday, November 30th, the proceedings in respect of Gazprom’s managers who are accused of bribetaking and money laundering start in Switzerland. They might be imprisoned up to 5 years.
The former member of Gazprom’s management, B. Budzulyak, and deputy head of the department for transportation, underground storage and gas use, A. Shaikhutdinov, will come to trial.
The Prosecutor’s Office of Switzerland accuses them of bribetaking for at least $2.2 mln from the producers of turbines and equipment for gas compressor stations.
B. Budzulyak was the member of Gazprom’s Board in 1991-2008, was responsible for gas pipelines. After the retirement he stayed the member of the Board of Blue Stream Pipeline.
According to the investigation, in 1999-2006 ABB (Switzerland) and ALSTOM (France), and after 2004 Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery (SIT, Sweden) paid Mr. Budzulayk who headed the department for transportation in Gazprom and his deputy Mr. Shaikhutdinov so as to have an order for the modernization of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline. This is the department of Mr. Budzulayk and Mr. Shaikhutdinov that is responsible for operation and repair of gas pipelines.
The undersea gas pipeline Nord Stream has been restarted after a nine-day routine maintenance program was completed on Thursday at 7:00 MSK, the European gas operators reports.
The main undersea gas pipeline was stopped in the morning of August 11th. On the day of the gas pipeline stop there as a failure on the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline. At the same time, the gas flow was completely stopped. This meant that the Russian gas had only one way to be exported - through the Ukraine. However, equipment of the compressor station Malnov" on the border of Poland and Germany was able to be quickly restarted and gas transportation resumed on the same day.