Experts predict several options for the development of the situation in the Czech gas industry during the upcoming heating season.
The Czech Republic’s special envoy for energy security, Vaclav Bartushka, said the country needs gas, which it is trying to buy from Azerbaijan, Norway and Algeria as a substitute for Russian fuel. The expert noted that the primary goal of the country’s government is to refuse the supply of blue fuel from Russia, as high prices for it are killing the European economy. He stressed that in the current price situation, gas consumption is meaningless.
The Czech Republic has reserved 3 billion cubic meters of LNG at a floating terminal in the Netherlands. However, this is only enough to cover 30% of the country’s needs. It is noted that so far there are no official contracts for the supply of gas between Norway and the Czech Republic. If this option fails, then the inhabitants of the Czech Republic will be forced to save significantly, including by lowering the temperature in their homes during the heating season. They will also have to ventilate the premises less often and forget about hot water.