The volume of gas supplied to Europe from Nord Stream is underestimated three times. This was announced on Monday, May 23, by the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol.
In addition, he recommended that Europeans lower the temperature on the regulators in their homes in order to reduce their dependence on Russian energy resources. And he stressed that the winter in Europe would be quite difficult, including in Germany.
“One of our analyzes shows that if we adjust the temperature on the thermostat, lowering it by two degrees, then this will be enough to save 20 billion cubic meters, which is equivalent to gas coming from the first Nord Stream,” he said, speaking at the economic forum in Davos.
So, in 2020 and 2021, 59.2 billion cubic meters each came from Russia to Germany through this pipe. These figures have become a record for the gas pipeline.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, during his speech at the New Horizons educational marathon organized by the Znanie society, said on May 19 that the situation on the energy market in Europe could worsen next year. According to him, the refusal of the EU countries will only change the supply chain, while maintaining the balance in the market.
On May 6, Fatih Birol said that the world is facing a global energy crisis for the first time, and sanctions against Russia, as well as retaliatory measures against them, will have even greater consequences for the energy market.