The European Commission believes That Ukraine for the normal passage of winter season and transit to the EU need to 19 billion cubic meters of gas into underground storage facilities, said the Vice-President of the European Commission energosoiuz maro? ?ef?ovi?.
"We all know That the level of gas in Ukrainian storage is currently about 12 billion cubic meters. According to the evaluation of the European Commission to ensure that prepared the start of the heating season need about 19 (billions of coulometers). For this reason, it must be even about seven billion cubic meters that Ukraine (can upload) for 3 to 3 and a half months ", - quotes its words of RIA " news ".
It has the ability to be done at the expense of its gas from Russia, reverse, local production, he added. He also said That the decision of the Stockholm arbitration on the dispute of Russia and Ukraine about gas contracts is expected in the spring or fall of 2016." With regard to the Stockholm arbitration, the date of the change. First, It has to happen in the spring next year, now We hear, because It will happen in the autumn. But That's bound to happen in the upcoming year, spring or fall, it's hard to tell, " said Sefcovic. The head of Gazprom Alexey Miller at the annual meeting of shareholders on June 26, said That the Russian holding company does not expect the decision of the Stockholm court over a dispute with Naftogaz earlier than 2017. On June 16 of last year Naftogaz immediately after its translation by Gazprom in prepayment filed a lawsuit in the Stockholm arbitration court with the demand to revise the contract. Then the Ukrainian government demanded Firm to reduce gas prices and to recover from Gazprom's $ 6 billion overpayment for gas, which he put with 2010. With his own hand, Gazprom appealed to the Stockholm arbitration court with the claim against Naftogaz of debt collection, at the time of the transfer for the prepayment has reached 4.5 billion dollars. Gazprom, in its own report in accordance with IFRS (in the first nine months of 2014) said Details of the second claim of Naftogaz, which was filed in the Stockholm arbitration court on 13 October 2014 and which relates to the transit contract. According to the calculations of Gazprom to the Stockholm arbitration court to decide on the dispute of the Russian organization with Ukrainian Naftogaz until the end of January 2017. Kiev expects the decision of the Stockholm arbitration on gas dispute with Russia before the end of 2015. In addition, in may Naftogaz sent to the Stockholm arbitration new lawsuit against Gazprom, and demanded to pay 10 billion dollars, as if lost due to "unfair" transit contract." so, the total amount of our claims to Gazprom under the contract on gas purchase and contract for transit has already exceeded 16 billion dollars", - has declared in Kiev. At the same time may 1, it was stated That the amount of claims Gazprom to Naftogaz of Ukraine " more than the sum of claims of Naftogaz to Gazprom.