Naftogaz of Ukraine appealed To Gazprom With a request for advance payments for pumping gas from Russia Europe so that these funds to pay for the pumping of gas into Ukrainian storage facilities, said sources familiar With the negotiations of the heads of organizations in Minsk on the Last working day of the week.
As emphasized by " Kommersant ", on the Last working day of the week Andriy KOBOLEV and Alexey Miller suddenly had personal conversations – for the first time Since may 2014. Since then, the head of Naftogaz and Gazprom met formally only in trilateral talks with the participation of the EU, and this year Miller at such meetings did not go, and the Russian Federation was represented by Minister of energy Alexander Novak. According to sources, Ukraine failed to obtain European funding to fill UGS before the winter. Kiev spring conducts dialogues With EBRD, IFC and world Bank loans for a total volume of 1 billion dollars, but while unsuccessfully.
"Money no one wants to give," was recognized last week by energy Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn, noting that the next meeting With the EC on payment of gas purchases will take place in late summer With the informal participation of the authorized government of America. The idea of pumping gas into underground storage facilities of Ukraine by the Europeans was not supported by any gas company in Europe. In these conditions Naftogaz offers Gazprom to return To the old scheme of advance transit, which was used in 2012-2013 during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych. Last time Gazprom Naftogaz issued an advance of $ 1 billion in the summer of 2013, the money of the Ukrainian Firm pumped gas into underground storage facilities for the heating period. Gazprom and Naftogaz did not want to explain the possibility of a return For this advance scheme. In addition, close To Naftogaz source said that the Firm in Minsk and raised the subject of suspending the rules take-or-pay contract for the purchase of gas by Gazprom to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration, which is expected in 2016, the Ukrainian side, for example, wishes to challenge the take-or-pay). Under the contract, Naftogaz is obliged to choose 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year, but in 2014 he received 14, 5 billion cubic meters, and this, apparently, will buy no more than 10 billion cubic meters. Gazprom demands of Ukrainians in arbitration about 27 billion dollars for failure to comply with take-or-pay in 2012-2014. On the Last working day of the week the head of Gazprom and Naftogaz Alexey Miller and Andrey Kobelev held dialogues in Minsk, during which discussed the current cooperation organizations and preparation of the Ukrainian organization For the autumn-winter period. In the process of negotiations Alexey Miller said that Gazprom does not want to pump gas into underground gas storages of Ukraine, which ought to complement 3, 2 billion cubic meters of blue fuel. On Wednesday, the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn has recognized that potential creditors as long as I do not want to provide funds to Ukraine for the purchase of gas for injection into storage under the ground For the coming winter. Remember, on July 31, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said about the critical situation in the energy sector of the country, noting that the Ministry of energy and the organization is not ready to supply people warm this winter. On 10 July, the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that the completion of preparations For the heating season in Ukraine is not enough resources for the purchase of natural gas and coal. By the beginning of the second half of October Ukraine should have in UGS 18–20 billion cubic meters of gas for the normal passage of winter and the opportunity to purchase imported gas in the winter. Money from the EU will be enough to purchase 4 billion cubic meters of gas at a price of $ 247 per thousand cubic meters. The price has made the initiative of Gazprom in the 3rd quarter of 2015 (with a discount of $ 40), reversible gas costs the same.