Alexander Kuranov. On the 1st day of September, Kiev has reduced to almost half of the largest power import reverse gas pipeline from Slovakia to 23, 5 million cubic meters of gas per day from 40 million cubic meters possible, said Wednesday the Bratislava site.
"Exactly one year after the launch of the reverse pipeline Vojany-Uzhgorod on which Ukraine has started receiving gas from Western Europe, Kiev, Ukraine reduced the import of almost half of the highest power - to 23, 5 out of a possible 40 million cubic meters of gas per day, Which is, approximately, due to the reduction in gas prices for Ukraine from Russia ", - is informed in the report.
according to the publication, in early July, the Ukrainian side is generally used reverse the pipeline presumably thirty percent, getting a day about 13 million cubic meters of gas. Then, in mid-August, Kiev, Ukraine increased imports of fuel to 37 million cubic meters to early fall again to presumably fall to one-half the capacity of the pipeline.
At the same time Ukraine relentlessly continues to put pressure on the company Eustream, the operator of the gas transportation system of Slovakia, with a demand for an increase in the volume of reverse gas supplies via the pipeline Vojany-Uzhgorod, reminiscent of the magazine V energetike.
Moreover, in July, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatseniuk appealed to the European Commission with a complaint against a contract between the company Eustream and Gazprom, which, in the opinion of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers violates the law of the EU, preventing the increase of reverse gas to Ukraine with the use of a main export pipeline from Russia. In addition, the letter Yatsenyuk in the EC aimed to do without any consultation with the Slovak partner, underlines the website.
"Slovak gas operator responded to the actions of the Ukrainian side calmly and with dignity, writes Bratislava magazine. He said (Kiev) That his complaint has no merit and That He is ready to proceed to the necessary negotiations, some of which have already happened."
As for the so-called " big reverse ", then, according to the envoy of the organization Eustream Vahram Ciugureanu, quoted by the website V energetike, it " can be solved at the bilateral level, the story is about the complex problem "." on this issue conducted a systematic dialogue with the Ukrainian side and the European Commission ", - said Coughran.
first He confirmed Last news That the Firm is ready to hold a possible four-party talks With the participation of " Gazprom ", and also authorized Kiev, the European Commission and company Eustream about using for reverse gas supplies from Slovakia to Ukraine one of the main pipes leading through Ukrainian territory from Russia.
in addition, According to Ciugureanu, Slovak Firm together with Ukrainian partners conducting a feasibility study to increase gas supplies to Kiev in the reverse direction through the pipeline Vojany-Uzhgorod from 40 to 54 million cubic meters per day.