The government reacted to the statement of “Naftogaz” plans to buy gas in Russia

The financial plan of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” does not consider the possibility of purchasing gas from the Russian “Gazprom”.

This was stated by Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik, Interfax reported.

“About the statement of the head of “Naftogaz” about the possible purchase of gas in Russia… the first Paragraph: “Naftogaz of Ukraine” is not in the sphere of control Minenergouglya. The second point: the head of the NAC is in no way synchronized his statement with the Ministry, forms of public policy. The third point: the government, claiming the financial plan of “Naftogaz” did not consider the possibility of purchases of Russian gas”, – he said.

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Nasalik also added that due to the increase in gas production of PJSC “Ukrgasdobycha” the government plans to reduce to zero any import gas to cover the needs of the population.

“Ukraine has managed over 1.5 years for PSO to reduce the purchase of imported gas up to 0.9 billion cubic meters And developing of the company, generally consider the possibility that before the end of the year, this deficit of 0.9 billion cubic meters will not. Formulating the price of gas for the population … we’re not going to reach import parity for PSO we don’t need imported gas. While commercial entities may purchase where they see fit”, he concluded.

We will remind, earlier the head of “Naftogaz” Andrew KOBOLEV said that during 2018 “Naftogaz Ukraine” will buy Russian “Gazprom” 4-5 billion cubic meters of gas. Also continue to import from Europe.

Videocrash the government plans to purchase 5 billion cubic meters of Russian gas

About this said the Head of “Naftogaz” Andrey KOBOLEV. To return to the contract with “Gazprom” Ukraine has obliged the Stockholm arbitration. He not only obliged “Naftogaz” to buy fuel under the contract even Yulia Tymoshenko, but also “Gazprom” – to give Ukraine the market price.

TSN. 19:30

17 Jan, 19:59


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