How much gas does Finland get from Russia?

How much gas does Finland get from Russia?

Gas pipes over a graphic of a Finland and Russia flag.
Finland has become the thrid European country to bet cut off form Russian gas supplies (Picture: Getty)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in the country being sanctioned by a number of Western powers, including the UK and the Us.

Vladimir Putin’s actions have also resulted in other European countries reconsidering their relationship with Russia, as both Finland and Sweden have now applied for Nato membership.

The Scandinavian countries have historically remained neutral, but concerns over Russia’s actions in Ukraine have led to their decision.


In reaction to their Nordic neighbour’s actions – as well as a result of Finland refusing to pay in roubles – Russia has stopped supplying both power and gas to the country.

But how much gas did Finland get from Russia anyway?

How much gas does Finland get from Russia?

The pipes at the Gasum plant in Raikkola, Imatra, Finland
The pipes at the Gasum plant in Raikkola, Imatra, Finland (Picture: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images)

Russian gas makes up for just about 5% of Finland’s supply.


The gas from Russia is mainly used by factories rather than for heating like in many other European nations, so it should have a limited impact on Finland’s economy.

On May 21, the Finnish state-owned company Gasgrid Finland said in a statement that gas supplies through the Imatra entry point had been stopped.

‘The amount of gas needed by the Finnish gas market is imported into the Finnish gas system through Balticconnector entry point in accordance with the nominations made by the market parties’ it said in a statement.


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‘Gasgrid Finland has directed gas imports in Balticconnector and the gas system is currently in balance,’ the statement continued.


Gazprom Export, the export arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, said it hadn’t received payment for April supplies by close of business on May 20, which was the payment deadline, according to a statement.

Finland is the third European country to lose gas from Russia after refusing to pay for the fuel in rubles.

Poland and Bulgaria were shut off on April 27, a move which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, said was Russia ‘beginning the gas blackmail of Europe’.


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