Poroshenko: situation with gas in Ukraine stabilized
11:16, 3 March 2018

Poroshenko: situation with gas in Ukraine stabilized

After Gazprom refused to accept money from Naftogaz for the next delivery of gas, Ukraine managed to stabilize the situation and cover the deficit

11:16, 3 March 2018


President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said the situation on gas delivery in Ukraine has been stabilized, according to his briefing broadcasted by

“We can say that the critical situation has been overcome. As of this morning, we have a rapid increase in gas delivery from the European Union: gas deliveries from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary. As of 10:20, the deficit has been fully covered,” Poroshenko said.

He also noted that on Mar. 2, Ukraine decreased consumption of gas by 25 million cubic meters, which is 14%.

Related: Moldovagaz: Gazprom supplies gas as usual

As we reported earlier, although Naftogaz paid Gazprom for the resumption of Russian gas supplies in March, Gazprom returned the money, saying that there was no supplementary agreement for this and refused to continue delivery.

This comes as retribution of Gazprom for having lost a $2,5 billion lawsuit against Naftogaz, especially now, when Ukraine and Europe battle with the “Beast from the East” - unusually cold weather conditions that came from Siberia.

On March 2, Naftogaz-Ukraine called on Ukrainians to lower the temperature in offices and households by 1-2 degrees in order to reduce the overall gas consumption and help eliminate the gap created by Gazprom’s actions.

Related: Gas supply and transit must never be a political weapon, - U.S.


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