The Ukrainian government ordered the Ministry of energy and coal industry during the month to provide competition for the definition of natural gas supplier " of last resort ".
the proper solution is fixed in the government decree of 30 September, published in the newspaper "governmental courier" fifteen October.
The very need of the provider "of last resort is enshrined in the entered into force on 1 October the law" On natural gas market ", reports UNIAN. According to the Law "On electricity and natural gas, a provider of last resort" is a special category of natural gas supplier (vendor guaranteed), which enshrines the right to put the blue toplevel in special cases (bankruptcy, cancellation or suspension of a provider license). Remember, from 1 October in Ukraine came into force the law On natural gas market, According to which the largest state energy holding "Naftogaz of Ukraine" is losing the monopoly in this market. On the first day of the week Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine were resumed after a three-month break, despite the fact that at the end of September, Naftogaz released a report which said that Ukraine in fact lost their critical dependence on gas supplies from Russia. However, a source close to the EU leadership, said that in winter Ukraine will need to purchase gas from Russia, because technically all the needs of the country in blue fuel does not have the ability to be covered by the supply of the reverse from EU countries. On September 28, the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Ukraine plans this winter to buy from Gazprom only 2 billion cubic meters of gas, the rest – be purchased in the European Union. According to head of Gazprom Alexey Miller that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas.