EnergyWatch

Russian gas exports to France close to zero

Since Wednesday, no gas has flowed through pipelines from Russia to France, informs French TSO GRTgaz.

Photo: REUTERS/REUTERS / X90122

In the beginning of 2022 – prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine – the gas export flow from Russia to France amounted to approximately 60GWh per day. Now the gas flow has been close to zero since Wednesday, as noted by French transmission system operator GRTgaz in various media, including Montel Online.

”We don’t expect it will cause any problems as far as meeting customers’ gas needs this summer, given that gas inventories have grown, and consumption is lower in the summer time,” says spokesperson from GRTgaz, which has not been able to explain the gas stop.

Normally, Russian gas accounts for 17-20% of the French gas consumption – most of it supplied through Germany.

Delayed Russian pipeline repairs limit gas supply to Europe

European LNG imports increase by 20%

More from EnergyWatch

Ukrainian utility hit by cyberattack

Russian hackers have allegedly carried out a cyberattack against the largest privately owned utility in Ukraine, DTEK Group. The perpetrators’ goal was to destabilize, the company reports.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest News

See all jobs