Showing posts with label reverse gas import. Show all posts
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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Date for Trilateral Gas Talks Remains Undefined: Ukraine’s Energy Ministry

BRUSSELS, October 2  – The exact date for the next round of gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union has not been set yet, Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan told journalists Thursday.

"[The date] is undefined," Prodan, who held a bilateral meeting with EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger earlier on Thursday, said.

On Wednesday, Prodan said that the trilateral gas talks in the European Union-Russia-Ukraine format were likely to be held on Friday.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Ukraine-Russia-EU gas talks postponed till next week. --Ukraine’s debt for gas exceeds $5 billion

The trilateral Russia-EU-Ukraine talks have been postponed till next week, a European Commission representative told TASS on Wednesday.
Russian Energy Ministry spokesperson also told TASS that the talks have been postponed.

Previous round of talks

After the tripartite talks in Berlin on September 26 Russia, the EU and Ukraine prepared a new package on the gas problem. The agreement should be coordinated by the governments of the countries.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ukrainian Energy Ministry Not Satisfied With Berlin ‘Winter Plan’ on Gas

The Ukrainian Energy Ministry said Tuesday it had three reasons to object the “Winter Plan” on gas, endorsed by Russia and the European Commission during the ministerial gas meeting in Berlin last Friday.

The plan envisages that Kiev repays of $3.1 billion of its gas debt to Russia and pays in advance to Gazprom for the delivery of five billion cubic meters of gas at the price of $385 per 1,000 cubic meters, with a discount of $100. The plan, intended to reduce risks for transit of Europe-bound Russian gas via Ukraine, is to be in place until late March.

Russia Ready to Implement 'Winter Gas Plan,' Waiting for Kiev's Response (Alexander Novak, Energy Minister)

Russia is ready to implement the “winter plan” of delivering natural gas to Ukraine and is waiting for Kiev’s reaction, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Tuesday.

“It all depends on Ukraine. I believe that from our side we are practically ready to do everything that we agreed on in regard to this packet. We’ll wait for a reaction from Ukraine in the next few days when everything becomes clear,” Novak told journalists.

The “winter gas packet” is due to be sent to the Russian government for approval soon.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hungary halts gas sale to Ukraine on Russia fears

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Sept. 26 that Hungary could not risk a halt to Russian gas supplies as it froze deliveries to Ukraine amid threats by Moscow.

"Hungary cannot get into a situation in which, due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, it cannot access its required supply of energy," Orban said on state radio.

Hungary's gas pipeline network operator FGSZ said late Sept. 25 it had indefinitely suspended gas supply to neighbouring Ukraine for technical reasons, a move branded "unexpected and unexplained" by Ukraine state-owned gas firm Naftogaz.

Gas contracts with EU provide for no gas re-export options (Alexander Novak, Russian EM)

Russia’s gas contracts with partners in the European Union provide for no re-export options, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt, obviously meaning gas supplies from the European Union to Ukraine in the reverse regime.

“The contracts we have provide for no re-export. We hope our European partners will observe the contracts. Only this can guarantee uninterrupted gas supplies to European consumers,” the newspaper quotes him as saying.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bulgaria fears new gas deliveries interruption (Deputy PM)

Bulgaria was preparing contingency plans in case of a new interruption in gas supplies from Russia, which was seen as a high-probability scenario, Bulgarian caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said on September 17.

Speaking to reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting, Zaharieva said that the country’s heating utilities have been cautioned to be ready to switch to other fuel types in case of such interruptions.

Bulgaria’s annual gas consumption is about three billion cubic metres. The country imports more than 80 per cent of its gas from Russia.

Miller: Gazprom Maintains Steady Daily Supply of Gas to Europe

MOSCOW, September 17 (RIA Novosti) - Gazprom maintains stable daily deliveries of natural gas to European customers in line with contractual obligations, the company's CEO Alexei Miller said Wednesday.

During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Miller said that claims of some of the Western customers of periodical reductions in supplies could be referred only to additional volumes.

Report: Poland receives 20% less Russian gas per day. (Qualcuno ruba il gas alla Polonia)

Late on Wednesday, PGNiG reported receiving 20 million cubic meters of gas per day, which is slightly less than the planned volume...

WARSAW, September 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Poland has been receiving 19 million-20 million cubic meters of Russian gas per day, which is 20% less than Polish energy company PGNiG requested from gas giant Gazprom, Bloomberg reported Wednesday referring to CEO of the country’s pipeline operator Gaz-System Jan Chadam.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Russia tightens energy grip amid 'reverse flow' gas trade

 While the EU prepares to apply a new round of sanctions against Russian energy companies, Poland, Slovakia and Austria have announced delivery shortfalls in their Russian gas imports being piped through Ukraine.

Ukraine started reverse flow of gas imports from Europe through Slovakia, Poland, Austria and Hungary, after Russia halted gas exports to Ukraine in June.

Austria reports 15% lower gas supply from Russia. -(Qualcuno ruba il gas)

One of explanations may be that Russia fills storage facilities and because of this less is exported to Europe, department head Bernhard Painz said...

VIENNA, September 12. /ITAR-TASS/. The Austrian energy operator E-Control said Russian gas supply was 15% lower on September 11.

One of explanations may be that Russia fills storage facilities and because of this less is exported to Europe, department head Bernhard Painz said on Austrian television.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Duma urges Gazprom to consider expediency of gas transit via Ukraine to Europe

First deputy head of the industry committee of the State Duma lower house of Russia’s parliament Vladimir Gutenev has urged Gazprom on Thursday to discuss the possibility of limiting or stopping the supplies of natural gas via Ukraine to Europe that is used for following reverse supply.

Gutenev sent an MP inquiry to Gazprom CEO Aleksei Miller, requesting the natural gas monopoly head to provide available information about the EU reverse gas supplies to Ukraine and their compliance with the contracts signed with the EU countries.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Poland suspends reverse-flow pumping of gas to Ukraine

Poland has suspended reverse-flow deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine, the head of the Ukrainian operator company, Ukrtransgaz, said Wednesday.
By tradition that has taken shape in Kiev’s ruling elite over the past several months, he apportioned all blame for the situation to Russia.

Russia has begun to restrict the pumping of gas to Poland so as to frustrate the reverse-flow supplies to us,” said Ukrtransgaz President, Igor Prokopiv. “Poland stopped the reverse-flow supplies at 14:00 hours (11:00 hours GMT) in the amount of 4 mln cubic meters.”

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ukraine launches reverse-flow gas deliveries from Slovakia (Naftogaz)

KIEV, September 02. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine has launched reverse-flow gas deliveries from Slovakia, the head of Ukraine’s national energy company Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolev, posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday. “A lot is in store yet, but this is a major step,” he said.

ITAR-TASS reported earlier that on April 28, 2014 Ukraine’s Ukrtransgaz and Slovakian gas operator Eustream signed a memorandum on mutual understanding to ensure reverse-flow gas deliveries to Ukraine through the Vojany-Uzhgorod pipeline. The pipeline’s capacity is no more than 27 million cubic meters of gas a day or 10 billion cubic meters a year.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EU offered Ukraine and the RF to reach the agreement on gas, without the Stockholm court

The European Union (EU) has suggested "reaching an intermediate agreement on gas" between Ukraine and Russia, without waiting for rulings of the Stockholm arbitration court, Guenther Oettinger, EU Commissioner on Energy, said at the close of talks with the Ukrainian president.

The Contact Group on Ukraine must resume its work as soon as possible, Russia's President Vladimir Putin stated at the close of his meeting with Ukrsinian President Pyotr Poroshenko.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Russia, Ukraine, EU agree to go ahead with trilateral consultations on gas

MINSK, August 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak and EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger will hold a bilateral meeting on Tuesday night to discuss issues of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine and Europe.
“We will discuss the current situation concerning with gas deliveries and transit,” Novak, who is currently visiting the Belarusian capital of Minsk, told journalists. “More detailed talks will be held in Moscow on August 29.
Earlier on Tuesday, Alexander Novak said Russia was ready to sell to Ukraine additional gas volumes should Kiev pay for them.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ukraine starts test gas imports from Slovakia

Ukraine has begun test imports of gas from Slovakia via an upgraded pipeline, the head of Ukrainian state-owned gas company Naftogaz said on Aug. 16, as the country tries to secure greater energy independence from Russia.

Last year, Russia supplied about half of the gas Ukraine used, but Gazprom cut supplies on June 16 in a row over pricing and in the wake of Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.

Russia has come under heavy Western sanctions over its move on Crimea and accusations it is supporting separatists in east Ukraine with troops and funds, claims it denies.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gazprom: Ο εφοδιασμός της Ουκρανίας με φυσικό αέριο μέσω... Λαμίας αντιτίθεται στη συμφωνία που έχουμε υπογράψει

Ο εφοδιασμός της Ουκρανίας με φυσικό αέριο από την Πολωνία και την Ουγγαρία αντιτίθεται στη συμφωνία που έχει υπογραφεί με την Gazprom, δήλωσε ο διευθύνων σύμβουλος του ρωσικού ενεργειακού κολοσσού Αλεξέι Μίλερ. «Οι “αντίστροφες” προμήθειες είναι ένας μηχανισμός απάτης. Ο λεγόμενος αντίστροφος κύκλος προμήθειας, δηλαδή όταν το αέριο πηγαίνει κυκλικά από τα σύνορα μεταξύ Ουκρανίας και Πολωνίας και μεταξύ Ουκρανίας και Ουγγαρίας, αποδεικνύει σε όλους ότι οι φυσικές ποσότητες του ευρωπαϊκού φυσικού αερίου που πηγαίνουν στην Ουκρανία είναι στην πραγματικότητα ρωσικό φυσικό αέριο», είπε ο Μίλερ και συμπλήρωσε ότι είναι απαραίτητο να γίνει κατανοητό ότι η Ουκρανία μπορεί να κάνει ό,τι τη συμφέρει με το αέριό μας, όμως ο πραγματικός ιδιοκτήτης του (φυσικού αερίου) δεν αλλάζει.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Στην Βαρσοβία η συνάντηση Ρωσίας - ΕΕ - Ουκρανίας για το φυσικό αέριο, την ερχόμενη Παρασκευή

Στη Βαρσοβία συμφώνησαν να συναντηθούν εκπρόσωποι τη Ρωσίας, της Ουκρανίας και της Ευρωπαϊκής Ενωσης την ερχόμενη Παρασκευή, 2 Μαΐου, προκειμένου να συζητήσουν για το τεράστιο χρέος του Κιέβου απέναντι στην Gazprom και το θέμα της παροχής ρωσικού φυσικού αερίου στην Ευρώπη.

Σε τηλεφωνική επικοινωνία που είχε χθες, Δευτέρα, ο ρώσος υπουργός Ενέργειας Αλεξάντερ Νόβακ με τον κοινοτικό Επίτροπο Ενέργειας Γκίντερ Οτινγκερ συμφώνησαν στις τριμερείς διαβουλεύσεις για την διευθέτηση του χρέους της Ουκρανίας απέναντι στη Ρωσία για το φυσικό αέριο, που προκαλεί πολλαπλά προβλήματα στην παροχή φυσικού αερίου σε ολόκληρη της Ευρώπη.

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