Gazprom and OMV signed an agreement on South stream "
Russian Gazprom and the Austrian oil and gas company OMV has signed on Tuesday a contract of shareholders mutual organization South Stream Austria, which defines the principles of works on construction of gas pipeline " South stream " on the area of Austria. The document in the framework of the visit to the Republic of RF President centuries Putin signed the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller and the CEO of OMV Gerhard Roiss, informs RIA of " news ". Companies will have 50% of the joint venture. The agreement determines the real rights and duties of shareholders, And also captures the principles of payment and distribution of profits between them. The document was signed in the development of a Memorandum on the construction of the gas pipeline " South stream " in Austria, concluded at the end of April. Then it was declared that deliveries to Austria have the opportunity to make up to 32 billion cubic meters of gas a year, all the necessary permits for the construction of the site is expected in 2015, the first deliveries to begin in 2017, But to bring the gas pipeline at full capacity in January 2018. Press Secretary OMV Robert Lehner said on Tuesday that the 1st gas for South stream can come to Austria by the end of 2016. He marked the period: the end of 2016 - the beginning of 2017. First Tuesday was noted that the forthcoming winter Gazprom will be able to use the capacity of underground gas storages owned by Austria's OMV. In 2011, Gazprom export " together with the Austrian partners completed the construction of underground gas storage facility " reservoir " - one of the largest in the EU by the volume of active gas storage. The share of Russian organizations in the project is 66, 7% (1, 89 billion cubic meters out of the total of 2, 83 billion cubic meters). First head of Gazprom's underground gas storage Sergey Khan announced the organization's intention to make wider capacity of UGS in the European Union. He said that the reservoir can be used as an underlying storage for optimal mode of operation of gas pipeline " South stream ". In addition, Gazprom's interest to increase domestic stocks in European UGS is explained by the aggravation of the gas dispute with Ukraine. On the first day of the week Austrian authorities also told that expressed interest in the project of gas pipeline " South stream " was performed. Remember, Gazprom 16 June 10. 00 MSK introduced the mode of payment for the gas supplies to Ukraine. Then the Minister of energy of Ukraine Yuriy Prodan said that Gazprom stopped supplying gas to Ukraine, the gas pipeline is only intended for transit to the European Union blue fuel in the amount of 185 million cubic meters per day. And appointed by the Verkhovna Rada, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the background of the termination of deliveries to Kiev gas from Russia ordered to prepare a draft law on introduction of state of emergency in the energy sector of the country. The Prime Minister of Russia D. Medvedev A. said that the new Kiev guide artificially created gas crisis, which in the end will hit the Ukrainian economy.