Metinvest: Two steel works in Mariupol in serious condition
One of the leading Ukrainian metallurgical plants ? iron & steel works named after Ilyich and Azovstal Mariupol ? was in a critical situation due to the suspension of gas supply of the city, informs the owner of the factories of the group " Metinvest ". "Inkor and Co" (one of the largest manufacturers of chemical products) may dispense with the supply of gas will be applied to these alternative sources of energy. MMK Ilyich and "Azovstal" the situation is critical. Consider the option of temporary transfer of blast furnaces at low speed, as well as the limits of work steelmaking and rolling production ", - informs " Metinvest ", RIA " Novosti ". according to the group, the gas supply to their Enterprise currently limited. Relevant services of the enterprises are in constant interaction with gas service. Hope that repair work on the pipeline will be completed in specified "Ukrtransgaz" time - less than 2 days. Before the last working day of the week in Ukrtransgaz said that the residents of Mariupol have the opportunity to remain without gas in 7 hours, under threat of termination of gas supply are 32 gas distribution station. Before that in the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine reported that between Krasnohorivka and Novokalinovo Donetsk region as a result of a mortar attack killed the pipeline. The Ministry of defence DNR denied the statement of Kiev about the shelling of the pipeline militia. Yatsenyuk said at a meeting of the Cabinet on the last working day of the week that militias Like " deliberately blew up a gas pipeline with the use of heavy artillery with the intention to stop the supply of gas in the city of Mariupol and stop the factories that work in Mariupol ". According to the head of the NJSC "Naftogaz" Anthea Kobolyev, in the end gas in Mariupol remained for a couple of hours. He added that the resumption of operation of the pipeline will need 48 hours." Azovstal and MMK im. Lenin, according to unconfirmed information, the consumption of gas has ceased, " according to Ukrtransgaz. June 10, stated that Ukraine had made a proposal of the European Commission (EC) to restart a system of cooperation in the energy sector and to conclude a new Memorandum. On 4 June, the press service of the European Commission reported that the European Union States will help Ukraine with loans for the purchase of gas from Russia in the winter. At the same time the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak said that the Russian government is discussing the issue of gas prices for Ukraine, for the period from 1 July discount can be granted for one or two quarters, Before the end of 2015. According to Novak, the draft tripartite Protocol on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine provides for the volumes of gas in Ukrainian underground gas storages (UGS) in early winter in a volume of Over 19 billion cubic meters. As reported by Novak, the obligations of the Ukrainian side for the purchase and injection of gas into storage under the ground and the allocation of the EU bailout for these purposes are required to enter into a new package of gas agreements that can be signed on the results of the upcoming meeting of the Russia - Ukraine - European Commission.