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The head of the Ukrainian company “Naftogaz” Andrew KOBOLEV said that the Russian “Gazprom” after the launch of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” will raise the price of fuel. Such a statement he made in an interview with Ukrainian news Agency UKRINFORM.
Approval KOBOLEV, Gazprom is using its dominant position in the European gas market does not allow for other providers, in particular, at the expense of the dumping prices, “supplying gas a penny cheaper than another source, simply to let the market”. After starting the “Nord stream-2” this strategy is the Russian company will be used more, he said.
“When other vendors from Europe will turn away and realize that there is no point in trying to enter this market, because Gazprom is ready at any time to go on a short-term dumping, the Russian monopoly will understand that it is this market completely closed to other suppliers. Then “Gazprom” will apply its other tactics. They will just raise the price,” — said the head of “Naftogaz”.
In March 2018 the government of Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland appealed to the heads of parliaments of the European countries with the requirement to engage in a discussion about the need for the project “Nord stream-2” for the European States. The parties stressed that the gas pipeline project is of a political nature and aims to make the European Union dependent on Russian gas.
The head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, in turn, stated on March 13 that Ukraine must prove the economic feasibility of continuing the transit of gas through its territory.
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