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Head of Gazprom Refuses Ukraine “Gas Prospects”

After the introduction of the Nord Stream-2 and Turkish Stream gas pipelines, the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine will be greatly reduced, said Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.

“Small volumes of Russian fuel will certainly go through Ukraine, but these will not be the volumes that Russia is transporting to Europe via this country.” In addition, Miller believes the parties will still need to sit down at the negotiating table, but not at all on the conditions that Gazprom received in the litigation in the Stockholm Arbitration.

“We are not talking about completely blocking transit through the territory of Ukraine because there are contiguous states- countries on the border with Ukraine in Europe. Supplies to these countries of Europe will be carried out via transit through the territory of Ukraine. But these are volumes that will undoubtedly be less significant. We are talking about 10-15 billion cubic meters of gas a year,” said the Head of Gazprom, noting that negotiations on this issue with Ukraine will not take place on the terms “received as part of the suit in the Stockholm Arbitration Court.”

Last year, Gazprom transported 93 billion cubic meters of blue fuel through the territory of Ukraine to European consumers.

Dimitri Dolaberidze

05 April 2018 17:53

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