In January, the Czech Republic completely dispensed with Russian gas supplies
In January 2023, the Czech Republic completely dispensed with the supply of Russian gas; the republic now receives this type of fuel from Norway, as well as by sea through LNG terminals in Belgium and the Netherlands.
This was announced to journalists on Saturday by the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Josef Sikela.
“After the end of deliveries through the Nord Stream gas pipeline, gas from Russia can only go to us through Slovakia. And from there, from September 2022 to the end of January this year, we received only 2.2% of the total gas supplies. even one cubic meter. We managed to replace Russian supplies through Germany with gas from Norway, as well as liquefied natural gas through terminals from Belgium and the Netherlands,” the minister said.
According to Sikela, the warm winter and measures to save gas have led to a decrease in its consumption in the republic.
“From October 2022 to the end of January 2023, we reduced gas consumption by 28%, thus saving more than 850 mcm of this fuel,” Sikela stressed.