Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream now top Russia-EU gas transit route

Nord Stream shipped the most Russian gas to Europe in Q1 2018, suggesting Gazprom rerouted flows away from the Ukrainian route Nord Stream shipped the most Russian gas to Europe in Q1 2018, suggesting Gazprom rerouted flows away from the Ukrainian route.
By Andreas Walstad 9 July 2018 0 31648
Nord Stream pipeline infrastructure. (Gazprom)

The Nord Stream pipeline overtook Ukraine as the main supply route for Russian gas exports to Europe in the first quarter of 2018, but it would be premature to conclude the trend is politically motivated.  

The volume of Russian gas exports that transited Ukraine fell by 19% year on year in Q1, while transit through Nord Stream increased by 16%, the European Commission said in its quarterly gas report last week. This means Nord Stream 1 – which links Germany to Russia under...