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The UK the only country in the world dumb enough to cut themselves off from Russian gas

So far, the UK is the only country to have imposed sanctions on Russia’s Gazprombank, through which payments for Russian natural gas are made. The measure effectively denies Britain the ability to pay for the commodity, and has forced Gazprom to walk away from the sales and trading arm. In accordance with Putin’s decree that Russian gas be paid for in rubles, Gazprom has set up foreign-currency accounts for customers where their currencies can be converted into rubles on the Moscow exchange.

Gazprom Halts Gas Shipments To Europe Via Critical Pipeline

SATURDAY, APR 02, 2022 – 02:55 PM

After European nations imported the most gas from Russian sources yesterday in months, scrambling to stock up on supplies as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s deadline to either pay for gas in rubles (or be cut off) came and wentRussian gas giant Gazprom has officially halted all deliveries to Europe via the Yamal-Europe pipeline, a critical artery for European energy supplies.

Instead of flowing toward Germany and the EU, gas supplies on Friday and Saturday started flowing in the opposite direction, according to Gascade, the network operator.

In recent months, the EU has already boosted imports of LNG from the US…

…and despite President Biden’s promise to bolster to exports to the EU (although he stipulated that not all of this additional capacity would come from the US), researchers at Goldman Sachs have already shown that US exports of LNG are already at capacity.

Another problem for pipeline-dependent Europe: the continent presently doesn’t have the infrastructure to allow it to rapidly ramp up imports of LNG, which must be carefully processed and “regassified” before it can be distributed to utilities and other distributors of energy.

A map below illustrates the level of dependence that various European economies have on Russia.

But it’s not just the Germans who must now make due without Russian gas supplies. British energy major Shell is being cut off from Russian supplies in response to the UK’s economic sanctions on Russia, said Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“London wants to be the leader of everything anti-Russian. It even wants to be ahead of Washington! That’s the cost!” Peskov outlined.

So far, the UK is the only country to have imposed sanctions on Russia’s Gazprombank, through which payments for Russian natural gas are made. The measure effectively denies Britain the ability to pay for the commodity, and has forced Gazprom to walk away from the sales and trading arm. In accordance with Putin’s decree that Russian gas be paid for in rubles, Gazprom has set up foreign-currency accounts for customers where their currencies can be converted into rubles on the Moscow exchange.

Now that Putin is turning up the pressure, the European nations have a difficult choice ahead: either they can play ball and demonstrate to the world that their efforts to wean themselves off of their dependence on Russian energy have been mostly in vain. Or they can face a “catastrophic” economic crisis as energy prices soar, leading to rationing, blackouts and other measures that will make the 1970s oil crisis in the US look like child’s play.



29 Responses to “The UK the only country in the world dumb enough to cut themselves off from Russian gas”

  1. pete fairhurst says:

    According to the chart in that article then, UK has virtually zero reliance on Russian gas. Which surely makes the headline moot?

    I presume that Norway, Denmark and UK still rely on North Sea gas. Apart from the Balkans then, these are the only 3 countries with zero reliance on Russian gas according to that chart. So it is easy for UK to pose as the hard man, it’s got nothing to lose

    It’s the central Europeans that are most exposed it seems. Germany is committing national suicide with it’s stupid energy policies. They closed all their nuclear and coal generation to rely on wind and solar and call themselves “green”. All well and good until the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine. A modern industrial economy needs RELIABLE core energy provision. It’s an amazing, and stupid, self sacrifice for the Empire of lies

    Can’t the Germans see that? They surely must do. Which just goes to show that Germany’s leaders are NOT independent, that they are just the US’s bitches who don’t work for the German people at all. People who ALREADY pay the highest prices in the world for their fuel before this “crisis” even started

    • Tapestry says:

      Britain buys gas from other European countries I believe, Pete. The Russians seem to think that Shell buys from them direct. Shell is an Anglo-Dutch corporation. Maybe the Dutch section will pay the Rubles and Britain burn the gas while Boris Johnson wins a cheap headline for his anti-Russian rhetoric. Business runs on a different logic to politics. I am sure one way or another Russian gas will be requested if the price is right, and Rubles be paid.

      Britain is supplying weapons, ‘permitting’ mercenaries and no doubt providing SAS ‘advisers’ to try to keep Russian casualties as high as possible. Just as with ISIS in Syria. Britain only seems happy when we are shoulder to shoulder with Nazis, torturers and Satanists in one form or another. Of course Russia is noticing our tendency to lead the world against Russia at every turn with non-stop pro-Ukraine and accusing fake news reports.

      If Putin’s finger is ever driven to his nuclear weaponry, I think I know who’ll be given the first helping. They have a Mach 27 missile to deliver a nuclear warhead which nothing on earth can stop (125,000 mph). I would think the bunkers in Downing Street or Northwood a good first hit. The Russians might simply use their Mach 7 lower yielding weapons to begin with. Things haven’t got to that stage yet. The Russians though won’t forget which country poked them with a sharp stick when they were most exposed. We are acting very much against our own interests at every turn. Peace needs fostering, and we should seeking that as our only aim.

  2. Aldous says:

    The Oxbridge fat-boy likes of Bullingdon Club all round brat Johnson won’t be going cold and hungry that’s for sure.
    The fat wallah’s lard-ass body fat will see to that.
    I just had an email from a UK friend who absolutely hates flabberbotty BoZo. No crime in that – yet.
    He said he wishes it was much more difficult to hate the fat twat as his hatred for the loathsome Worzel Gummidge lookalike creature is now at its height and he has nothing left to look forward to each morning like hating him some more.
    Worzel Gummidge? I never thought of the Fat Controller as a scarecrow before.

  3. Tapestry says:

    Boris is a pathetic figure nowadays compared his former persona when Mayor Of London.

  4. pete fairhurst says:

    Yes the British elite are shameless and utterly evil with their underhand actions, ’twas ever thus, Perfidious Albion was a well earned moniker and nothing really changes. To my mind then, these evil people don’t represent Britain in the slightest. They are globalists and eugenicists, not really British at all. Just look at all the faces of the modern pols, most seem to come from the subcontinent. They have no connection with ordinary folk like me. They don’t represent me in any way at all

    As for the nuclear threat then, I’m not concerned in the slightest. We’ve no way of knowing for certain if they even exist, see Miles Mathis. Those films of Hiroshima, and also their various “tests” are so obviously fake, simply ridiculous. Soldiers with no shirts on standing a few miles from the “test” site. Gamma radiation and blast waves didn’t worry them for some reason

    Even if nukes really do exist then, they are unusable in practice. So it doesn’t really matter either way

    They are far more likely to be a massive boondoggle to milk national treasuries. They’ve certainly done that over many years. A weapon that has never been used for 75 years, even according to the official BS. Rather like the fake space program which the Russians totally went along with too

    • Tapestry says:

      The hypersonic missiles are real enough and the thermobaric warheads which are as powerful as a small nuke (whether those exist or not!). The Japanese don’t regard nuclear bombs as fake news but maybe they were conned too. All Japanese buildings were made of wood and they only needed a firestorm to obliterate them all. The numbers lost in firestorms in Tokyo were much greater than those alleged in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

      • pete fairhurst says:

        Yes exactly Tap. How to tell between a nuke and a firestorm? The results look exactly the same. Officially the firestorms killed far more Japanese than the nukes, by an order of magnitude

        It was so utterly evil to target civilians like that. In a nation that was already effectively defeated.

        See this recent paper from Mathis. Deep background on Perfidious Albion in Japan:


        Same old story as usual

    • danceaway says:

      Pete, did you look at the photos of the British WEF young global leaders which I posted recently? Very revealing I think.

      • pete fairhurst says:

        I didn’t see that danceaway. And I can’t find the article after searching the site with “WEF” Please will you post a link?

  5. Tapestry says:

    Thanks for the link Pete. Do you think theRussian military will be sold down the river by their own elites, who want to be part of The World Order – yet in a Russian sector which has more independence and protection of property for the rich, but not for the plebs of course.

    • pete fairhurst says:

      I’m struggling with that Tap, can’t make my mind up. I can see both sides of the argument; Russia part of Great Reset; Russia standing against the Great Reset. I’m halfway thro watching this at the moment, which is helping me make my mind up


      Tom Luongo is very persuasive, as is Mathew Ehret. Both think that Russia is NOT part of the WEF game and I’ve got a lot of respect for both of them. I’m leaning that way at the moment

      Iain Davis too, he’s done some great work recently on the PseudoPandemic and Global Governance [Global Public Private Partnerships]. He is arguing that Russia IS part of the Reset

      • Tapestry says:

        Maybe what Russian elites think will happen, e.g. having a belief in the strength of the US, the EU and the West coming to their rescue, events will unfold so dramatically with a colossal Russian military victory and a total economic collapse within Ukraine that we will be looking at a very different situation in a few weeks time. The most recent post offers some ideas.https://tapnewswire.com/2022/04/ukraine-running-out-fast-of-armoured-weaponry/

      • pete fairhurst says:

        Yes Tap, I’ve followed Dmitry Orlov, Andrei Martyanov and Moon of Alabama, and others, carefully over the past few weeks. The Russian action certainly seems to be achieving it’s objectives. I suspect that they will secure their borders and that the Ukie mess will be left for the West to sort out. Russia clearly doesn’t want to own Ukraine, why would it. The Empire has run this shit show for over a decade now and they seem to have been out manoeuvred at the moment. The Empire of Lies has lived up to it’s name too, virtually everything that their media says about this is false

  6. Tapestry says:

    Pete I don’ think the West is capable of anything other than lying. Sorting out Ukraine would be well beyond their (our) capacities. They (we) only know how to destroy. Rebuilding a country needs commitment, something the West does not possess any more. A huge void is opening up which Russia will have no choice but to fill.

    • Aldous says:

      Puppet Boris is way out of his depth and has to go. It’s a no-brainer really.
      The crypto Starmer cretin is a non starter.
      I’m struggling to think of anyone able or credible. Robin Tilbrook? I don’t think so. Decent people make poor (war) leaders. I prefer out and out bastards who have that killer instinct when needed.
      Putin and Xi have what it takes.
      Boris is a pussy. Even I could run rings around him.
      They ‘shoehorn’ these dopes into office (not power) who have no credibility whatsoever. Liz Truss FFS!
      Has she ever even done a parachute jump or fired a gun? A real wet fart who knows sweet FA about combat or defence. An absolute embarrassment.
      Rant over.

  7. Aldous says:

    Someone once said that there are a lot of things in life far worse than death and I couldn’t agree with them more.
    60+ bloody years of marriage! A few of them good!
    Please don’t talk to me of domestic violence. I may have lashed out in retaliation quite a few times but I’m the only one with the scars and dentures to prove that it’s not a one way street.
    Back to BoZo – if one must. He is such a prick.
    I and ‘er indoors – who must be obeyed at all times or else – were recently enjoying a Chinese when I flippantly asked for more ‘flied lice’ from the drop dead gorgeous Chinese waitress (who I know well) when she asked if we needed anything.
    She just stood there staring and I knew I was in trouble. For what seemed like an eternity she stood like a stone statue before throwing the menu at me and saying: “It’s ‘fried rice’ you plick!”
    Talking of plicks, is BoZo really still PM? Hard to believe or imagine.

    • stevie k says:

      Priceless Aldous…. have you ever thought of doing “stand up”? I nearly spat my cocoa all over the dog

      • Aldous says:

        Hi stevie. My missus runs a very tight ship nowadays and keeps (or tries to keep) me on the straight and narrow.
        The only reason I endure her really.
        I don’t know why she puts up with me to be honest. It can’t be the sex that’s for sure. We only manage it once a year if that. I’ve got a spring in my step and elsewhere because I think it might be tonight. I have to think of Kim Basinger as my missus is now old and wrinkly – although she can be a bit of a racehorse on a good night and quite good on the run-in.
        Sex is highly overrated compared to a good night on the lash.
        I first met her when her hubby was listed as missing in action then KIA but I didn’t miss him. It was a solemn affair to some Wagner as she seduced me for breaking the bad news.

        I want to know what Orcas are doing in the Med thousands of miles from home. These wonderful top predators – that even Great Whites are shit scared of – shouldn’t be there and something’s not right.



        Orcas won’t usually attack Humans as they have an affinity towards us – for some inane reason that God only knows.
        Anyway, kindest regards.

  8. Tapestry says:

    I was leaving the Chinese dimension out of the discussion, Aldous.

  9. Aldous says:

    Men, women and children are dying like flies while these f’ing politicians obey their demonic Zio-masters’ satanic orders.
    This nightmare is happening here and now.
    Of course it’s been happening in the Middle East for quite some time but the nightmare is now breathing down Europe’s own neck.
    The possessed USA won’t get away with it this time with Russian and Chinese nuclear subs lurking off the seaboards ready and waiting. I bet they can’t wait to get those launch codes and send D.C. an Easter Egg or two. Happy Trails!
    Europe was turned into a Moonscape in WW2 but now it’s USA’s turn.

  10. Aldous says:

    Q: What are the consequences of Russian and Chinese nuclear-tipped pointy-ended Easter Eggs with attitude being delivered totally uninvited into D.C.?
    A: Approximately 6, sorry I mean 1,000,000 people will reach 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit in less than a second. Oops.
    Oh well. Life’s a real bitch. I know my long suffering wife is.

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