Contents tagged with gas trasit through Ukraine

  • Naftogaz invites Gazprom for transit talks

    Naftogaz Ukraine (NAK) has suggested that Russian Gazprom should negotiate terms for the future transit of Russian gas to the EU in a trilateral format organized by the European Commission, reported Interfax-Ukraine, citing NAK’s press service.

    "We suggest that Mr. Miller discuss this issue at the talks initiated by the European Commission," the message said.

    Earlier, Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexander Medvedev said that he did not understand who on the Ukrainian side was in charge of …

  • Putin expresses readiness to maintain gas transit through Ukraine after Nord Stream-2 is launched

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the Russian Federation is ready to maintain the transit of exported gas through Ukraine following the completion of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline’s construction, RBC news agency reports. During a meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Wednesday, May 30, Putin refused to estimate the gas volumes that can be simultaneously transported through the new gas pipeline and the Ukrainian gas transport system. 

    “It is a question of how much …

  • Gazprom: transit contract with Ukraine will not be extended

    The Russian gas monopoly Gazprom and NJSC Naftogaz Ukraine have not yet begun negotiations on the future of Russian gas transit through Ukraine. Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev stated that presently, there are only consultations on the issue, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "The current contract will not be extended under any circumstances, even if the sun in the sky or moon changes. The transit contract through Ukraine will not be extended but it does not …

  • Brussels and Berlin promise the transit of gas through Ukraine will continue after construction of Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Officials in Brussels and Berlin have promised to preserve the transit of gas through Ukraine after construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, The Ukrinform news agency reports, citing a statement by the German Minister of Economy and Energy, Peter Altmaier, and Vice President of the European Commission for Energy, Maros Sefcovic.

    “I must say that Ukraine, despite being in a difficult situation in the past several years, managed to deliver safely through its territory 97 billion cubic meters …

  • Denmark to permit Nord Stream 2 construction under guarantee of gas transit through Ukraine

    Denmark has decided to give permission for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, but only if Russia guarantees to continue gas transit to Europe through Ukraine, Deutsche Welle reports.

    "In this regard, the Ukrainian matter is crucial," Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said on Thursday, April 12, in Berlin after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Rasmussen noted that the Danish government had not yet given its consent to the construction of a gas pipeline …

  • Media: Russia's Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz negotiate new contract

    The newspaper Vedomosti has reported that Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukraine are discussing terms for a new gas transit contract through Ukraine to Europe. The newspaper cited two sources close to parties involved in the talks.

    According to the publication’s sources, the talks are about concluding a new contract in 2020. The question of the continuation of gas transit after 2019, said one of them, was raised at a meeting of representatives from both companies a few weeks ago.

    "The contacts …

  • Poroshenko criticizes Nord Stream-2 prior to his visit to Germany

    In an interview with the German publication Handelsblatt, just one day prior to his visit to Germany, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline a “political bribe”, and suggested drawing attention to the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS).

    Germany is one of the countries most committed to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The pipeline, according to blueprints, will run along the bottom of the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, and will …

  • Gazprom: Transit through Ukraine will decrease by a factor of 10 after the launch of Nord Stream 2

    After the Nord Stream 2 and Turkstream gas pipelines have been launched, Russian gas transit through Ukraine will drop tenfold, said the Chairman of Gazprom's Board, Alexey Miller, Interfax reports. However, Miller claimed that the gas transit through the territory of Ukraine will not stop completely.

    "As there are neighboring states, there are regions that are on the border with Ukraine on the part of Europe and, without a doubt, the deliveries to these regions of Europe will be carried out …

  • Ukraine increases gas transit volumes

    In March, the volume of natural gas transported through the territory of Ukraine amounted to 8.1 billion cubic meters, an increase of 21.3% from the same period in 2017, Ukraine’s national gas and oil company Ukrtransgaz reported.

    Ukrtransgaz also reported that despite Russia’s systematic failure to ensure contract pressures in gas pipelines at the entrance to Ukraine’s gas transport system, the company fulfilled requests for gas transportation on time and in full. The average daily transit …

  • Russian media: Ukraine’s gas transit system indispensable for Gazprom

    Even in 2020, Gazprom will still need the Ukrainian gas transit system for transit to Europe, since the EU’s ground infrastructure will not yet be ready to receive the gas from Nord Stream 2. By the end of 2019, when the contract for transit through Ukraine expires, Gazprom will be able to pump at most 34 billion of the projected 55 billion cubic meters per annum. A new gas transit contract with Ukraine will thus be unavoidable, Russian news outlet Kommersant writes.

    Construction of the Eugal …