The management of the organization "Naftogaz of Ukraine" appealed to private traders with an initiative to create an accumulation of natural gas in underground storage during the summer period, according to a report of the press service of Naftogaz.
"Naftogaz of Ukraine" offers to private companies take advantage of the free gas transmission capacities at the border line with the European Union to import natural gas to Ukraine ", - said in a statement released by the press service of Naftogaz on the official Internet representation of the organization on the last working day of the week.
"As a guaranteed supplier of gas to all categories of clients, We have in the 1st place to think about the fact that in the country were brought sufficient volumes of gas for the next period Until the end of the next heating season. While Naftogaz is not required to be the sole importer of gas to Ukraine, it's wrong, " said the Head of Naftogaz Andrey Kobelev. According to his statement, the Firm is Also ready to discuss with private traders rules for use of booked capacity for delivery of gas from the EU To the borders of Ukraine." We are ready to assist delivery by private providers of additional volumes of imported gas, to ensure the gas balance of the country Until after the next heating period. Ask to contact us, " explained Korolev. The head of Naftogaz said that since the beginning of 2015 Firm imports to Ukraine 99% of the total volume of gas, and industrial consumers who pay full market price, delivers only 30%. Before the last working day of the week it was announced that imports of gas from Slovakia to Ukraine has increased per day by 18%." It is worth mentioning that currently natural gas for the needs of Ukrainian customers is imported only by the Slovak gas transportation corridor ", - transfers words of the head of the press service of Ukrtransgaz. Remember, on 1 July, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that there were no matters with transit pumping of gas from Russia through Ukraine to the European Union. Before Miller said that Gazprom was not made and is not budenoside change in the pricing mechanism for gas supplies to Ukraine Until the end of 2019, the rules of gas supplies to Ukraine in July do not require any additional approval from anyone. Prior to that, Gazprom confirmed the termination of gas supplies to Ukraine as of 10 a.m. Moscow time. Before that, the Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak called the expectations of Ukraine to receive gas from Russia at below market rates " unwarranted." According to the Minister, the provision of discounts on gas for Ukraine in the 1st turn is obliged to meet the interests of Russia and Gazprom. Also Novak said that Ukraine did not want to commit in a trilateral Protocol obligations for gas injection into UGS." But in General confirms, not reflecting it in a separate statement, either on paper that need this amount and this is reflected in the plans for the injection of gas, " he added." Naftogaz of Ukraine " said that from 1 July 2015 shall suspend the purchase of gas from Gazprom To agree on the terms of delivery. Explaining the actions of Kiev, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – political, and the reasons for this.