Mario Meren said that the launch of the Nord Stream—2 pipeline will help to increase gas supplies to Europe and will help stabilize the difficult situation on the gas market.
In September, North American coal miners overtook Russian ones in terms of coking coal supplies to China and became the largest source of raw materials for China.
At the moment gas is being taken from storage facilities in the amount of approximately 24 million cubic meters. m per day.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba accused Russia of using gas as a weapon
The era of coal can end only by the end of this century, and there can be no quick rejection of this type of fuel
The leader of the European People's Party (EPP) Manfred Weber called on the European Union to invest in liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Polish Minister Kurtyka accused Gazprom of intentionally reducing gas supplies to the EU
This was stated by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a speech in the European Parliament.
This opinion is shared by the Minister of Entrepreneurship, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng.
Gazprom's exports abroad, according to preliminary data, increased by 13.1% over nine and a half months, to 152.2 billion cubic meters of gas, the company said.
The first string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been filled with technical gas, and the second is being prepared for this, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 AG project said.
According to the Secretary General of the World Energy Council, the crisis in European energy and in other regions of the world is caused by an unexpected recovery in demand and a redistribution of the market.
Gazprom is fulfilling its obligations to the EU on fuel supplies, said Frans Timmermans, executive deputy chairman of the European Commission.
The jump in gas prices in Europe is not due to a shortage of supply, but to a low level of storage capacity, as Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said.
The Kiev authorities will have to "crawl on their knees to Moscow" due to the lack of coal for power plants, Oleg Voloshin, a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the Opposition Platform - For Life party, said on Facebook.