“Gazprom” creates risks for the gas supply of the EU – “Ukrtransgas”
The situation with the provision of “Gazprom” pressure in the gas pipe , as at 14 o’clock on March 2, remains critical.
About it reported in a press-service of the operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine PJSC “Ukrtransgaz”.
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“The pressure in the main gas pipelines in GIS “Sudzha” makes up 50.9 kgf/cm2, despite contractual obligations to 60-65 kgf/cm2″, – stated in the “Ukrtransgaz”.
The operator of the Ukrainian GTS was immediately reported by the monitoring mission of the European Commission that “irresponsible actions “Gazprom” in recent days, pose significant risks to ensure the smooth transportation of gas to European and domestic consumers”.
Video”Gazprom” has reduced the pressure in the pipe for transit to Europe
Ukraine has officially warned the European Union: from Russia, he can remain without gas. “Gazprom” has returned to “Naftogaz” of money for the restoration of fuel supplies to Ukraine, but not in a hurry to pay a huge debt, to pay which the Ukrainians forced the Russians to the international arbitration. Gazprom to pay “Naftogaz” more than $ 2.5 billion.
“Yesterday morning (1 March – ed.) the Russian side has not supplied to Ukraine prepaid volumes of gas that “Naftogaz of Ukraine” started to buy in JSC “Gazprom” pursuant to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration. Such actions established a lack of resource in the Ukrainian gas transportation system, and requiring operator GTS of Ukraine to urgently carry out a complete re-configuration of the operating mode GTS with the purpose of providing the necessary supply of additional volumes of gas from EU countries”, – explained in “Ukrtransgaz”.
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In addition, the “Ukrtransgaz” drew the mission’s attention to the fact that despite a significant increase of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine for the last four days (from 217 to 257 million m3 million m3), Gazprom does not observe the level of pressure in the main gas pipelines on the input points in the Ukrainian GTS.
“Despite the extreme weather conditions in Ukraine and in the EU, such irresponsible actions of “Gazprom” further complicate the work of the operator GTS of Ukraine, and artificially create a significant risk for the smooth transit of such significant volumes of gas to European consumers”, – emphasized in “Ukrtransgaz”.
In turn, in “Gazprom” stated that they would not stop the transit of gas through Ukraine in the near future.
“If that were so, we would have said directly,” – said the representative of “Gazprom” Sergei Kupriyanov, answering a question of the journalist of RBK, does the start of the procedure of termination of the contract with “Naftogaz” immediate termination of transit through Ukraine.
A source in “Gazprom export” shopping “daughter” of “Gazprom” also confirmed to the publication that transit through Ukraine will continue, as for breach of contract must go through the legal process.
“The judicial process takes time. We do not stop right now pumping gas through Ukraine”, – said the interlocutor of the edition.
Recall that on 28 February it became known about the second decision of the Stockholm arbitration on the dispute between “Naftogaz” and “Gazprom”. In the end, Russia needs Ukraine of 2.56 billion dollars.
“Gazprom” after the loss of “Naftogaz” almost 20% lowered the pressure in the gas pipe, at which through Ukraine supplies the blue fuel to Europe. Also “Gazprom” has returned to “Naftogaz” of money for gas, supplies of which have been restored on March 1.
On 2 March the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller has declared the severance of all previously concluded with Ukraine contracts.
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