Highlights Situation ‘really critical’ for Europe this winter Novak questions which suppliers can replace Russian gas Deliveries to China to reach 22 Bcm in 2023 Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak cast doubt Oct. 13 on Europe’s ability to meet peak winter gas demand without Russian supplies, saying the situation for the European market this winter was “critical.” Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Speaking during the Russian Energy Week, Novak asked which suppliers would be able to step in to make up for missing gas volumes in Europe. Russia had traditionally supplied not only the cheapest gas for the European market, but had also delivered additional gas volumes during winter to help meet peak daily demand, he said. “Russia was always able to increase supplies over the contracted level and supply more cheaply than on the spot market,” Novak said. “Who is […]