Pipelines, Storage & Power

China pivot will not affect European supply – Gazprom

The Russian major has said the startup of pipeline flows to China will cause no problems for European customers, even though it is struggling to keep up with demand The Russian major has said the startup of pipeline flows to China will cause no problems for European customers, even though it is struggling to keep up with demand.
By Tom Hoskyns 18 September 2018 0 32587
The Power of Siberia pipeline Construction work on the Power of Siberia pipeline. (Gazprom)

Gazprom is insisting its eastward pivot will not undermine its efforts to serve European customers despite worsening political relations between Russia and the West. Elena Burmistrova, head of Gazprom Export, told delegates at the Gastech conference in Barcelona on Monday that Europe would “always be our natural partner and customer”.

“Geographically, we are lucky to be just in the middle. China is our new partner and we are happy that this project is finally alive [...] It will be different...