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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kiev has put forward the conditions for increase in transit of gas from Russia

The gas pipeline “Nord stream” put on prevention prior to August 19. Accordingly, the volumes of gas to Europe, “Gazprom” has decided to put on a different route – through Ukraine. What was pre-warned the Ukrainian side. However, the company declares its readiness to provide increased application of “Gazprom”, if that will provide the maximum allowable pressure on border gas metering stations.

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– In Ukraine it is banal there is no money to buy the technical gas that is needed to maintain the desired pressure in the pipe. Therefore, Kiev comes up with excuses not to fulfil its obligations as a transit country for gas to Europe, – says a political analyst on Ukraine Andrey Vajra. – The country is unable to Finance even their own basic needs. Waiting for the next tranche of IMF, which has long had to do, but still it is not. Therefore, many projects funded by European partners of Kyiv. And with gas, it turns out, the Kiev politicians want to shift the responsibility on Russia. Although the terms of the contract, the transit country is required to ensure that the pressure in the gas pipe. For that matter – why Europe not to pay for the technical gas?

– Claims of Ukrainian partners are surprising, ” says another analyst in the gas industry, Director of the energy development Fund Sergey Pikin. – Kiev, on the contrary, should rejoice that Gazprom wants to increase the transit of gas through territory of Ukraine. Times increasing volumes, means that revenue from transit will increase. With regard to the pressure in the pipe, Gazprom provided it when you fix the pipe on our side, and then a matter of the Ukrainians. Our gasman at all desire will not be able to maintain the pressure in the pipe at a distance of thousands km from their stations. In my opinion, in this situation, because of the repair of the pipeline “Nord stream” gas transit to Europe through the Ukrainian network increases, – everybody wins, so the position of “Ukrtransgaz”, to put it mildly, unprofessional. If there is a technical problem, it is necessary to resolve quickly and not turn into a political discussion.

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