In “Naftogaz of Ukraine” announced the passage of the critical days of shortage of gas. Stabilization expect on Saturday
Ukraine coped with the next gas blockade of Russia. The critical day passed on Friday, March 2. A stabilization is expected in Saturday, March 3.
About it on air “24 channel” said the chief commercial Director of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Yuriy Vitrenko.
“For us these days (2 March) are critical, but we can already see that we pass, due, in particular, and conscious Ukrainian citizens, who voluntarily limited the intake, due to the fact that there was gas from Europe, through various technical actions. For example, gas appliances in “Ukrtransgaz” was translated into electricity in the fuel oil passed businesses, which generate heat,” – said Vitrenko.
Friday was the most critical day.
“With all these measures now, we can see that the situation is stabiliziruemost and tomorrow (March 3) we will see absolutely stable operation of GTS”, – assured the chief commercial Director of “Naftogaz”.
Recall Russian Gazprom refused to supply gas to Ukraine from March 1 and returned the paid money. According to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration, Ukraine has to buy every year in Russia (up to 2019, when the end of the contract) 4 billion cubic meters of gas (earlier it was 50 billion cubic meters). If Naftogaz buys gas, then automatically applies the formula of “take or pay” – that is, Kiev needs to pay even those amounts that have not bought. Therefore, “Naftogaz” and waited for the final decision of the arbitration, which was announced on 28 February to begin the compulsory purchase.
In “Naftogaz” noted that the refusal of Gazprom to supply gas automatically means that during 2018 to Ukraine will not be subject to “take or pay”.
Later “Gazprom” has declared that not only breaks with Ukraine all contracts for the supply of gas and its transit through Ukraine to Europe. Then “Gazprom” has declared that will not stop the transit of gas through Ukraine “right now”.
The Ukrainian authorities and the leadership of “Naftogaz” called ukraintsev zhostko to save gas for a few days. Where possible have switched to alternative fuels, forced vacations sent kindergartens, schools and universities. Ukrainian officials have constantly been assured that the situation is under control – just everything together it should be savings.
Later it became known that Ukraine have agreed on gas supplies with the Polish company PGNiG. In “Naftogaz” noted that already started to pump gas from Europe.
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And on the transit of gas to Ukrainian pipelines in the EU. The head of “Gazprom” Alexei Miller said that the decision made in Russia because of the verdict of the Stockholm arbitration, which was ordered to pay “Naftogaz” $ 4.5 billion compensation.
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Due to the machinations of “Gazprom” the Ukrainian gas transportation system is operating at maximum capacity. Because of the threat of gas deficit on forced vacation sent educational institutions. But such a forced move for a while. Next week weather forecasters promise warming.
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