Gazprom: Ukraine’s refusal of to buy Russian gas endangers gas transit to Europe

Source : 112 Ukraine

Natural gas transmission system of Ukraine might not withstand the burden, - Miller
17:31, 16 December 2016

RIA news

The refusal of Ukraine to buy Russian gas till the end of winter endangers gas transit to Europe, as there are not much of gas reserves in Ukrainian natural gas storages, according to the Head of Gazprom Alexey Miller. It was reported by Interfax.

"It means that there are risks for the passage of transit through Ukraine. Ukraine now has problems with the availability of gas in underground storages, they pumped the lowest amount of gas in their history," Miller said.

The Head of Gazprom said mentioned the high demand for Russian gas supplies in Europe.

Related: Natural gas production may increase up to 500 mln cubic meters in Ukraine in 2017 – Ukrainian PM

"The demand set the absolute record of daily deliveries to the European market - 614 million cubic meters. There were no such amounts before. Of course, this poses additional burden on Ukrainian storages. That’s why this kind of statements mean that there are serious risks for the transit of our gas to the European market.

Earlier it was reported that Russia plans to raise gas price for Ukraine in the first quarter of 2017. It is still unknown how much the price will increase.

Related: "Naftogaz”:  Agreement on gas supplies not signed, Ukraine will not buy gas from Russia

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