Czech Republic

Russian natural gas supplies to Czech Republic began in 1967. RWE Supply & Trading CZ a.s.  is now Gazprom Export’s and Gazprom Group’s main partner in the country. On October 15, 1998, a long-term contract with RWE Supply & Trading CZ (known then as Transgas) was concluded for supplies of Russian gas to Czech Republic through 2035. In total, 5.8 bcm of Russian gas was supplied to the Czech market in 2017, including gas for compressor stations and additional sales under short-term contracts.

Russian natural gas transit via Czech territory is handled by Net4gaz— the operator of the Czech Republic’s gas transmission system. Russian natural gas deliveries for onward transit through the territory of the Czech Republic are carried out mainly through the Yamal-Europe and Nord Stream/OPAL gas pipelines through the Olbernhau/Brandov entry point.

Together with Moravske Naftove Doly (MND), Gazprom Export has implemented the Dambořice Underground Gas Storage project. The storage was put into operation in summer 2016. Its active capacity is 456 million cubic meters. This project will substantially increase the reliability of natural gas supply from Russia through  the Nord Stream and OPAL pipelines.

Related sections:
Transportation, Storage, Nord Stream