"Gazprom" during the winter kept the package for Ukraine, the maximum daily withdrawal rate of up to 114 million cubic meters, said the head of gas holding Alexey Miller.
Authorized Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on the results of the trilateral meeting on gas in Brussels, held at the end of September, were only able to initial the Protocol on gas supplies to Ukraine and transit this winter, but not to sign the document completely. The validity period is from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016. Later, the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the Russian Federation and the EC signed the document, it is now up to Ukraine.
According to the winter package, "Naftogaz" will buy from "Gazprom" about 2 billion cubic meters of gas in the amount of five hundred million dollars, which were borrowed from European financial institutions through the EC. The money is already in a special account of " Naftogaz ", however, the Company has until now not translated to " Gazprom ", despite the fact that the winter package was obliged to come into force on 1 October, and 2 billion cubic meters is planned to be purchased for pumping gas in Ukrainian underground storage facilities before the heating season.
Miller said that "Gazprom" project of additional agreement did not want to apply to the "Naftogaz" contract "take or pay" for the period up to 31 March 2016." We have provided Ukraine with the possibility to select the gas under abnormally low temperatures, in conditions of cooling in a daily mode, up to 114 million cubic meters per day, this corresponds to a maximum annual contract amount of 52 billion cubic meters that We have in the contract ", - he declared in interview to television channel " Russia 24 ".
review of Miller, such rules create for Ukraine an additional opportunity to pass the autumn-winter peak, extreme cold, provided payment for gas. This tripartite consensus that were reached at the end of September in Brussels, According to Miller, " do not Answer questions, as Ukraine would pay for gas deliveries in the winter."
"the agreement appears only five hundred million dollars. At the current price level is about 2 billion cubic meters of gas, which are required in a short period of time to be injected into storage under the ground. The answer to the question of how Ukraine will pay for gas from the straight pipe to cover its winter needs, this Protocol does not provide ", - he noted.