Germany, the traditional leader in the import of Russian pipeline gas in Europe, continued to actively increase purchases from Gazprom in March 2021. In March, supplies to Germany increased by 66.3% compared to March 2020, to 4.444 billion cubic meters. m, according to the data of the Federal Customs Service of Russia.
In February 2021, purchases of Russian gas by Germany grew at the same rate.
The second place in terms of purchases of Russian pipeline gas in the European Union in March was taken by Italy, which bought 1.277 billion cubic meters of gas. m (a decrease of 41.5% in annual terms, but an increase of 467% in monthly terms). The third place belongs to France, which purchased 1.1 billion cubic meters. m of gas (an increase of 15.14% in annual terms and 29.42% in monthly terms).
Serbia increased gas purchases at a rapid pace in March 2021, receiving 245.5 million cubic meters. m (an increase of 138% in annual terms and 2.86% in monthly terms), Bulgaria, which imported 269.8 million cubic meters. m of Russian gas (an increase of 51.41% in annual terms and 24.48% in monthly terms), and Hungary, which bought 763.7 million cubic meters. m of gas (an increase of 31.6% in annual terms and 42.58% in monthly terms). Greece in March this year increased gas supplies from Russia by 35.9% compared to March 2020, to 276.1 million cubic meters. m. In comparison with February 2021, this figure increased by 22.5%. Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece and Serbia are rapidly increasing the pace of purchases of Russian gas since the beginning of 2021, according to data from the Federal Customs Service.
Russian gas supplies to Belarus in March 2021 increased by 9.8% in annual terms, to 1.967 billion cubic meters. m. This figure corresponds to the volume of Russian gas supplies in February 2021.
2.628 billion cubic meters were supplied to Turkey in March this year. meters of Russian gas versus 394.1 million cubic meters. m of gas a year earlier (an increase of 567%). By February 2021, the volume of Russian gas exports to Turkey increased by 8.9%.
Russian news agency TASS
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