Germany further stepping up Russian gas imports following records of 2016 and 2017
A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Klaus Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Uniper, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018.
The meeting highlighted that Germany continued to step up its imports of Russian gas in 2018 following the record years of 2016 and 2017. According to preliminary data, from January 1 through May 23, 2018, Gazprom supplied Germany with 24.4 billion cubic meters of gas, an increase of 13.4 per cent from the same period of 2017.
The parties paid special attention to the Nord Stream 2 project, noting the importance of building the gas pipeline amid Europe’s growing demand for imported gas.
In 2017, Gazprom’s gas supplies to Germany hit a record high of 53.4 billion cubic meters, showing a 3.6 billion cubic meters (7.2 per cent) increase against the 2016 record of 49.8 billion cubic meters.
Uniper SE is a subsidiary of E.ON SE focused on power generation and global energy trading.
Gazprom and Uniper cooperate in gas supplies and transportation abroad and implement joint scientific & technical and social & cultural programs.
Nord Stream 2 is the construction project for a gas pipeline with the annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea.