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Ukraine to ensure uninterrupted gas transit to Europe

Yurii Prodan: Ukraine to ensure uninterrupted gas transit to European states

03.03.2014 | 17:13
Press service of Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry


The Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Yurii Prodan has held a briefing at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on March 3.
Talking to media people the Minister, in particular, gave answers to the questions joined to transportation of gas to the states of Europe following recent events in Ukraine. “Ukraine ensures and will further uninterrupted transportation of the Russian gas to Europe,” the Minister assured. “The current situation in Crimea will not influence gas transit,” the head of Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry stressed.

Moreover, Yurii Prodan informed he didn’t exclude raise of gas price for the population in connection with the demands of the International Monetary Fund with regards to non-deficit balance of the Naftogaz of Ukraine company.

“There is the task to make the Naftogaz company non-deficit and, as is known, it is the IMF requirement. The IMF representatives will come tomorrow. We will definitely hold negotiations with them about how to achieve this non-deficit balance of the Naftogaz,” the Minister informed and stressed he could not forecast how much the gas price would grow for communal heating and energy supply enterprises and the population and what schedule it would follow.

Besides, the Minister informed within nearest time Ukraine intended to pay to Gazprom for the current consumption of gas in February of 2014.

It should be noted that daily transit of Russian gas through Ukraine’s territory to Europe for March 1 made up 200 mln cu m against 225 mln cu m in the previous year.


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