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Big Bounce: Russian gas amid market tightness - new report by Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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The big bounce in Russian gas production in 2021 has proven to be insufficient to meet the simultaneous spikes in demand at home and abroad. Russian gas output has risen robustly and has been close to its maximum productive capacities but the necessity to fill the depleted domestic gas storage facilities in Q3 2021 limited the availability of Russian gas for Europe when it was most needed. Indeed, Russian exports to Europe this year have reached the record levels last seen in 2018-19, focusing mostly on Turkey and Germany – the two markets that are connected to the Russian gas system by direct undersea pipelines. Moreover, with other supply sources to Europe falling, and given the changing geography of Russian reserves, it appears that Russia cannot single-handedly balance sudden spikes in European gas demand. Russia is not running out of gas and its prolific gas reserves all.

 

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Current gas situation:

I find it some what ironic that the EU and the US state that “the Russians may be trying to squeeze the continent even after never ending story that Europa really doesnt need russian gas anymore.

There was talk for years that Russia sends way too much gas to Europe. Now its said it sells way too little despite selling something like only 2 % less than in record breaking 2018.

Isn’t this strategy made in the “capitalist” way? Didn’t the electrical companies “squeeze” Texans during last winters ice storm? Spot market pricing for electricity?

The “Russians” have “learned” the Western ways. Let's hope Russians learned also not to oversqueeze.

Better hurry up and certify Nordstream 2 then.

And if someone wants even more gas in the future more long-term contracts must be concluded that guarantee costly and long-term investments. This, in my opinion, is what this report says.

 

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The report looks about as sane as one from the Manhattan Institute. It also ignores George Mitchell the founding father of "fracking". There is no cure as certain for high prices as high price . Seems to work on about a 5 year cycle. Should collapse again in 2023-4

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So lets see how exacly it looks like in 2021 vs 2020

 

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And if someone does not like the current TTF NG prices, it is due completely to  simple facts:

- sanctions on the Russian oil and gas industry

- sanctions ald low NG and oil prices after 2014 have significantly brought down the CAPEX of Russian companies especially Gazprom

- so  no one has now the right to reject the fact that they have priority to supply  Russian market rather than Europe

- the admission of speculators and traders to the gas market - I suggest to read what happened after US law that lead to admission of trader and hedge funds in 1999- dont you remember oil prices in 2004-2008 time?

- basing the gas market on the actual spot price connected with LNG prices

 

So significant fall in CAPEX, speculators and gas shortage on the market  both at the same time and disaster is done.

Somehow, no one had any complaints when last year NG at TTF  cost as low as $ 2 per mbbtu in the spot in spring time

So $ 2 then now $ 20 average price is about $ 11 - good price for everyone.

 

Today Trafigura cofirms that

Trafigura

http:// https://twitter.com/JavierBlas/status/1442459086390497287?s=20

https://twitter.com/JavierBlas/status/1442459086390497287?s=20

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Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Put all those Oxford Studies to the Trash. They don't have a clue about Russian Energy nor even their Homecountry.

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