Ukrainian GTS continues to deliver gas to Europe, despite the demarche of “Gazprom”
The Ukrainian gas transportation system continues to provide transit of Russian gas to European consumers, in spite of the systematic violation by the Russian party to contractual standards of pressure in the system.
This is stated in the press service of “Naftogaz”.
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“According to operational data for March 1 to the EU and Moldova was pretransitive 257 million cubic meters. m, 2 Mar 265 million cubic meters. m, 3 March – is expected to 264 million cubic meters of gas. While Gazprom put Naftogaz of 18 million cubic meters of gas for which the company made an advance payment, which created a critical situation with gas supplies to Ukrainian consumers”, – noted in Ukrainian companies.
The head of Board of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev thanked the specialists of Ukrtransgas, which ensured the smooth operation of the system.
“Ukraine has not taken a single cubic meter of gas transit, despite the critical situation, which was created by Gazprom. The result of your work once again proved to the world that the Ukrainian GTS is a powerful, flexible and incredibly reliable,” – said KOBOLEV.
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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.
Recall Russian Gazprom refused to supply gas to Ukraine from March 1 and returned the paid money. In connection with the decision of the Stockholm arbitration, Ukraine has to buy every year from the Russian Federation (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” was waiting for the final arbitration award, 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 contracts on gas supply and transit the territory of Ukraine to Europe. Then “Gazprom” has declared that will not stop the transit of gas through Ukraine “right now”.
On March 3, President Petro Poroshenko said that the difficult situation that has arisen because of the actions of “Gazprom”, was overcome. As of the morning of 3 March in Ukraine sharply increased the supply of gas from Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
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