Ukrainian Naftogaz in the near future priority will be to acquire European gas is cheaper than Russian, said the Director for business development at Naftogaz Yury Vitrenko.
"For those who are still experiencing the issue similar statements of" Gazprom ", I can say that we have absolutely normal levels of gas in underground storage facilities and there is every opportunity For diversification of gas supplies. For this reason, we as long as Gazprom's gas is just not needed most when it is simply more expensive than European. In the near future, our priority will be the purchase of gas in the European Union with the use of the EBRD loan, " wrote Vitrenko on his page in Facebook.
before Wednesday, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that as of 10 a.m. "Naftogaz of Ukraine" has chosen the first pre-paid volumes of gas from Russia, new the prepayment is not received, as well as applications for the production and delivery of gas, for this reason, gas supplies from Russia are terminated before admission from Ukrainian organizations of new payments. On Tuesday Minister of energy Alexander Novak said that gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine May stop In Tuesday or Wednesday due to the lack of pre-payment from Kiev. At the same time the head of Naftogaz Andriy KOBOLEV said that Ukraine can do without gas from Russia and this "any other" in the winter. The last tranche of payment for gas received from Ukraine on 5 November. November 13, KOBOLEV said that the Company wants in the near future to start with Gazprom about reduction of gas price from Russia in the 1st quarter of the coming year. For example, Kiev nourishes the hope that in 2016 the cost for gas from Russia will be lower than 227 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters. Novak said that the discount for Ukraine For the 1st quarter of the coming year will be according to market prices for gas.