EGF Gazprom Monitor, Issue 139, December 2022

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A Snapshot of Key Developments in the External Relations of the Russian Gas Sector

By Dr Jack Sharples, EGF Associate Researcher on the External Dimensions of Russian Gas and Research Fellow on the Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Key points:

  • Europe:  Uniper and RWE launch arbitration cases against Gazprom
  • Nord Stream: Canadian government reinstates sanctions against Nord Stream
  • Moldova: Moldovagaz plans to direct supplies from Gazprom to separatist Transnistria, and use imports from Energocom in government-controlled Moldova; Moldovan electricity: Generated in Russian-backed separatist Transnistria at a power plant owned by a Russian power company subsidiary using Russian gas; The emergence of Energocom in the Moldovan gas business; Energocom purchases gas from "Mediterranean area" delivered via Trans-Balkan Corridor; Moldovan government announces plans to sue Gazprom
  • Asia: Russian government sets value of stake in Sakhalin II LNG export terminal left by Shell
  • Other: Gazprom announces results for first 11.5 months of 2022, up to 15 December — Exports to Europe on course to decline by 80 bcm (56%) year-on-year in 2022
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