According to the expert, the current situation in the European gas market is beneficial to Russia.
According to political analyst Dmitry Abzalov, linking gas prices from Russia to the spot market allows our country to receive $50 billion rubles in two years.
He is sure that the current situation with gas on the European market is more beneficial to Russia than ever.
The political scientist noted that the price of the resource in Gazprom’s contracts is usually tied to the spot exchange, so the cost of fuel reacts to the spot correction.
By mid-2022, as Abzalov expects, Russia’s Gazprom will supply natural gas to Europe at prices that will be close to the current value on the stock exchange of more than $1,000 per thousand cubic meters.
Thus, Russia will receive a huge amount of $50 billion in the budget.
“We will get the same high prices next summer… “, – he said, noting that the main revenues to the budget go through a customs duty tied to the price.
He has no doubt that high gas prices in Europe will remain at least until April 2022 due to the shortage of natural gas, which will increase.
“Gas demand will increase. There will be no more resource”, – the expert has no doubt.
According to him, Europe itself “shot itself in the foot” because it demanded to link contracts to the spot market and achieved this.
Earlier, topNews wrote that Poland opposed the Nord Stream.
However, the expert also noted that Europe “shot itself in the foot”.