Region: Decreased Gazprom’s gas deliveries to SEE countries

, SEE Energy News

Gas deliveries from Russian gas company Gazprom dropped in the first half of 2020. Gazprom decreased its natural gas exports to southeastern Europe by 23.5 % in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year, reaching a total of 4.727 billion cubic meters.

In the first six months of 2020, Moldova was the largest importer of Russian natural gas in the region, with a total of 1.506 billion cubic meters, but the amount is 0.6 % lower compared to H1 2019.

Slovenia experienced the largest increase in deliveries – gas imports in the first half of 2020 reached 146 million cubic meters of gas as op-posed to 118 million last year, which is a 23.7 % increase.

Bulgaria came second with 1.033 billion cubic meters of gas, compared to 1.362 billion in the first half of 2019, which is a 24 % decrease.

Croatia imported 0.956 billion cubic meters of gas or 33.2 % less compared to the previous year, Serbia imported 0.524 billion cubic meters (- 48.6 %), Romania 0.343 billion cubic meters (-27.3 %), Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.119 billion cubic meters (- 14.4 %), while North Macedonia imported 100 mil-lion cubic meters, which is a 16.7 % decrease.