Monday, October 06, 2014

Russian PM Medvedev Urges Compromise on Gas Dispute With Ukraine. "The debts must be paid off..."

MOSCOW, October 6  - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that the terms of a deal on supplies of Russian natural gas to Ukraine should be acceptable for Kiev, but Ukraine still needs to pay its debts to Russia's energy giant Gazprom. "There is no doubt that we have to continue searching for compromises, we should maintain contacts keeping in mind that the debts must be paid off, but the conditions for Ukraine in this situation must be sufficiently acceptable," Medvedev said at a meeting with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission are currently involved in trilateral talks on resolving the standing issues over Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine.
According to preliminary arrangements, Russia and Ukraine are expected to sign the so-called "winter package" on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine that envisions supply of five billion cubic meters of gas within half a year and with a possible increase in volume. The temporary price for 1,000 cubic meters of gas would be $385 for this period.
In June, Gazprom was forced to introduce a prepayment system for gas deliveries to Ukraine due to Kiev's massive debt which is currently estimated at $5.3 billion.
 (RIA Novosti)
  6/10/14

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  1. L'UE se prépare à la crise gazière (fonctionnaire européenne)...

    L'Union européenne pourrait demander à la Norvège et aux pays du bassin méditerranéen d’exporter du gaz pour couvrir ses besoins énergétiques. Cela arrivera si les livraisons d’hydrocarbures russes vers l’UE sont réduites ou interrompues, a déclaré la candidate au poste de vice-président de l'Union de l'énergie de la Commission européenne, l’ex-chef du gouvernement slovaque Alenka Bratušek.

    Les risques pour le transit du gaz russe vers l'Europe créent un différend sur les prix du gaz et les dettes dans les livraisons entre la Russie et l'Ukraine. La Russie a suspendu les livraisons de gaz vers l'Ukraine le 16 juin à cause d’une dette Kiev qui s’élève à plusieurs milliards de dollars.
    Lire la suite: http://french.ruvr.ru/news/2014_10_06/LUE-se-prepare-a-la-crise-gaziere-fonctionnaire-europeenne-5341/
    6/10/14

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  2. Ukraine disagrees to pay part of gas debt before supplies begin - Novak...

    Ukraine has disagreed to pay part of the outstanding debt for Russian gas before supplies begin, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the media on Monday.

    “Ukraine has disagreed (with Russia’s position) so far. They have addressed the European Commission with their own option: first the supplies must get underway and then the debt will begin to be paid,” Novak said.

    He declared that Russia’s original stance remained unchanged too: “Part of the debt must be paid first, before gas deliveries resume. Ukraine has disagreed so far.”..............http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/754154
    13/10/14

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