“Naftogaz” has called “Gazprom” fat bear


Andrew Cabaletta: Alexander Maksimenko / RIA Novosti

The head of Ukrainian of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev called the Russian “Gazprom” fat bear who uses his position, reports TASS.

Top Manager compared the Russian concern, the bear shop, the bear is not behaving aggressively, but rather calmly. The reform of gas transportation system (GTS) of Ukraine prevents a dispute of “Naftogaz” to “Gazprom”, said Kobolyev.

Of the 124 billion cubic meters of gas that passed through Ukraine’s GTS in 2017, 94 billion is transit supply, said the head of “Naftogaz”. “Gazprom” blocks reform, the agreement of Ukraine with neighbouring countries about connecting related GTS are not working, said Kobolyev.

According to him, the question is, is it possible to force Gazprom to implement the decision of the arbitration to resume the transit of gas by the end of 2019. Without the resumption of transit, “Naftogaz” will not be able to transform the assets and to comply with the provisions of the Third energy package of the European Union, stressed the head of the Ukrainian company.

To find a solution to division of assets, the EU should take a clear position on how Gazprom should follow the law, said Kobolyev.

In March, “Naftogaz” called Gazprom a seal, and in April the Ukrainian company adorned its message concerning the treatment of the Russian company in the Stockholm court, a smiling smiley.

In Ukraine fear that after the expiration of the contract “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz” to the end of 2019, the Russian company will stop the transit of gas to EU territory.

The third energy package aimed at liberalization of the electricity and gas market in the European Union. With this document the EU hopes to limit for companies exporting fuel right of possession and control of pipelines. The European Commission is seeking the business section for the sale and transportation of gas.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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