Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
MOSCOW, August 29. /ITAR-TASS/. Diversification of Russian natural gas supplies to Europe will cover up to 50% of Europe’s gas demand, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Friday.
He said that Russia’s natural gas monopoly Gazprom was rather actively diversifying the supply risks, pumping additional gas volumes into European underground storage facilities, which will make it possible to increase gas consumption during the winter peak season.
“Moreover, it (Gazprom) increases the gas pumping capacities in accordance with the additional technical solutions on the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline. We also discussed today the supply of additional gas volume through the OPAL pipeline, which will give a 40-50% compensation for the possible deficit if Ukraine consumes maximum gas volumes supplied for the EU,” Novak said.
The Yamal-Europe transnational gas pipeline runs through Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany. The pipeline’s total length exceeds 2,000 kilometres, capacity - 32.9 billion cubic metres per year.
The OPAL gas pipeline with the capacity of 36 billion cubic meters runs across Germany, connecting the new trans-Baltic pipeline Nord Stream with the existing gas transportation networks. Russia and Germany seek this pipeline’s exemption from the EU Third Energy Package norms that allow Gazprom to use only half of the pipeline’s capacity.