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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Naftogaz asked Gazprom to resume deliveries because of the lack of European fuel

Kiev has asked Moscow to resume direct supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine. About this informed the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, commenting on the recent statement by the Director of “Naftogaz” Andrew Kobolyev.

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The head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller confirmed that on Monday, June 6, the company received an official letter from the “Naftogaz of Ukraine” with a request for resumption of supplies of Russian “blue fuel”. It is about nine months: the second half of 2016 and first quarter 2017, reports TASS.

Such a change of mood in Kiev, Miller explained the reduction in the supply of European gas to Ukraine. According to him, the daily volume of reverse supplies from Europe decreased in June by 6.4 times compared to may and 16.8% compared with April.

That “Naftogaz” can resume procurement of gas from Russia from the third quarter of 2016, said Monday the head of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev. However, he noted that one of the main conditions of the transaction will be the “market price” for Russian gas. In other words, it should be below that which is asked for the “blue fuel” to European suppliers.

Russian gas supplies to Ukraine ended in November last year. Now Kiev buys fuel in reverse from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, saying that it’s cheaper. In April, the energy Ministry of Ukraine said it was ready to buy from Russia, thousand cubic meters of “blue fuel” for 160-170$. At the same time Moscow had announced a price of $ 180.

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