Gazprom Rebuffs IEA Attempt To Blame It for Green New Deal’s Failure
Sept. 26, 2021 (EIRNS)—The Russian natural gas giant Gazprom released figures this month showing a sharp increase in natural gas imports from Russia to Europe in the first half of 2021, according to Oilprice.com. The International Energy Agency (IEA), a captive body of the World Economic Forum’s green billionaires, had issued a public demand that Gazprom increase exports to Europe, attempting to blame Russia for the skyrocketing prices of natural gas and electricity in Western European countries. Those price spikes can actually be traced to failed green new deal policies in Germany, Scandinavia, Spain and the U.K. Those countries, led by Germany and the U.K., have gone all out with wind and solar power installations which have failed to produce, with natural gas turbine power the “backup” in every case.
It’s hard to be the designated “spinning reserve” power for not one, but two power sources which fail to produce their rated capacity the great majority of the time. Natural gas shortages and price spikes are inseparable from the wild crash expansion of wind and solar power being pushed across Western Europe and the United States.
The IEA on Sept. 21 acknowledged that Gazprom was fulfilling all its supply contracts to European purchasers, but made the following insulting statement: “The IEA believes that Russia could do more to increase gas availability to Europe and ensure storage is filled to adequate levels in preparation for the coming winter heating season. This is also an opportunity for Russia to underscore its credentials as a reliable supplier to the European market.”
“So far in 2021, Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Europe have reached historic highs, Sergey Komlev, Head of the Contract Structuring and Pricing Directorate at Gazprom Export, wrote in an article for Gazprom’s corporate magazine, as carried by Russian news agency TASS,” wrote Oilprice.com on Sept. 24. “Germany, Turkey, and Italy—some of Gazprom’s largest customers—all boosted imports of Russian gas in the first half of 2021, the manager said.”
Komlev also said that Gazprom’s exports to European countries as a whole rose by 23.2% between January and July, and said, “These figures prove the absurdity of accusing Gazprom of supply shortage.”