Naftogaz official suggests Gazprom will treat similarly its contracts with European companies.
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Head of GR at the National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine Vadym Glamazdin says Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom is failing to fulfill its obligations under the contract for natural gas transit via Ukraine, refusing to provide pressure at the entrance to Ukraine’s gas transmission system (GTS) that has been specified in the deal.
“In 2018, contracted pressure in the system was observed for only one day. Gazprom constantly fails to fulfill its contractual obligations,” the official told the 11th Kyiv Security Forum on April 13, adding that in 2017, the required level of pressure was maintained for 35 days only.
Read alsoNaftogaz intensifies talks with Russia’s Gazprom on gas transit after 2019Glamazdin warns that Gazprom might treat similarly its contracts with European companies.
As UNIAN reported earlier, according to Naftogaz, Gazprom has systemically been violating its contractual obligations and failing to support gas pressure at the entrance to Ukraine’s GTS, even at a minimum required level. Despite the fact, Ukraine, using its compressor capacity, remains a reliable gas transit state before its EU partners.
Gazprom also used a tool to reduce gas pressure amid the gas crisis on March 2-3. It not only reduced the pressure at the entrance to the Ukrainian GTS, but also refused to supply gas to Ukraine in violation of the Stockholm Arbitration’s award. This caused a temporary gas deficit, which was overcome due to reducing gas consumption and increasing imports from EU states.
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Source : UNIAN