Russia’s Gazprom to deliver half Italy’s requested gas volumes

Russia’s Russia’s Russia’s Russia’s Russia’s Russia’s Russia’s Gazprom will deliver only half of the gas volumes Eni requested for Friday, a spokesperson for the Italian energy company told Montel.


“Eni has submitted a daily gas demand for approximately 63 million cubic meters,” the company official said. “Gazprom has announced that it will supply only 50% of what is requested,” with actual delivered volumes almost unchanged compared with Thursday’s flows. 

Gazprom has been cutting gas deliveries to Italy since Wednesday, when Russian gas flows were curbed by 15% and they amounted to 65%, or 32mcm, of the total volume requested by Eni on Thursday.  

Problems at the Portovaya compressor station, which feeds gas flows from Russia to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, were blamed for the cuts.

Italy, which is heavily reliant on Russia for its gas imports, has been trying to diversify its supplies after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Apart from Italy, Germany has seen reduced gas flows from Russia via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline this week. 

Rome will decide next week whether to adopt “appropriate” measures to counterbalance the impact of the reduced flows.

Meanwhile, Russia recently suspended gas supplies to Poland, Bulgaria, Finland and Denmark for not complying with Moscow’s demand for “unfriendly countries” to use a new payment method involving rubles. This demand came after Russia’s currency was hit by Western sanctions.

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