OREANDA-NEWS The supply of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine is carried out in normal mode. This was reported on Tuesday, March 1, in Izvestia with reference to Gazprom.

Gazprom supplies Russian gas for transit through the territory of Ukraine in the normal mode, in accordance with the requests of European consumers — 109.6 million cubic meters as of March 1," the report says.

On the eve of the expert of the National Energy Security Fund Stanislav Mitrakhovich called the natural emptying of gas storage facilities in the EU in case of refusal of Russian gas.

According to him, it is impossible to replace Russian gas at the moment due to the scale of supplies. Europeans will need at least five years to do this and a sacrifice in the form of part of the capabilities of their industry and paying for more expensive fuel.

Earlier on Monday it was reported that the price of gas in Europe increased by 25% and has already exceeded $1,293 per 1 thousand cubic meters.

The growth of stock quotes for gas is observed against the background of the fact that the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and some other countries announced the imposition of sanctions against a number of Russian legal entities and individuals, after Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 announced an "operation to protect Donbass" in response to the appeal of the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DNR and LNR) for help.