The tender for the purchase of gas for Ukraine at $ 300 million loan from the EBRD will be held in two or maximum 3 weeks, said the head of "Naftogaz Ukraine" Andriy KOBOLEV.
"The tender has not yet passed, and we will be able to apply funds only after the Tender is Over, the Tender is obliged to pass through two or maximum 3 weeks ", - said Korolev reporters on Thursday, commenting on the timing of the tender for the use of EBRD funds for pumping of gas to Ukraine from the West.
explaining done before the Minister of energy of Ukraine Vladimir Demchishin a message about the fact That "Gazprom" can participate in this tender, Kobolyev said: "What did you mean? What is not cancelled is the possibility That Gazprom wants to sell gas on the Western border (Ukraine - ed.) during this tender ".
at the end of October, Naftogaz and the EBRD signed an agreement for the provision of credit in the amount of 300 million dollars for the purchase of gas by Ukraine. These funds allow us to purchase about 1 billion cubic meters of gas on the Western border of Ukraine.
The source in Gazprom said Last news That the Firm has no plans to participate in this tender.
The fact That "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" are now in the stage of the proceedings in the Stockholm Arbitration. The Ukrainian Firm, for example, has challenged certain provisions of the transit contract. In addition, Naftogaz is not the 1st year trying to legitimize the virtual reverse supplies from the EU. The Gazprom's participation in such tender could give the Ukrainian side the additional arguments in future disputes with "Gazprom" on information issues.