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The head of Ukrainian of “Naftogaz” Andrey KOBOLEV admitted that the company already has a “plan B” in case of Russia’s refusal to renew the agreement on gas transit after 2019. This is what top Manager of the company told during a round table on the future of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine in Brussels, reports “UKRINFORM”.
“We are also working to increase opportunities for imports from the European Union and we are convinced that liquefied natural gas terminals be fully able to replace the Russian gas if Gazprom decides to choose this option,” — said KOBOLEV, noting that another way of reinsurance will be the expansion of capacities of gas storage facilities in Ukraine.
KOBOLEV also said that European manufacturers are preparing for the refusal of Russia from the Ukrainian transit, as a result create reserves and additional capacity in order to avoid possible risks. “So the short answer is: more storage, and more liquefied natural gas,” concluded a top Manager of the Ukrainian company.
The contract between Russia and Ukraine on gas transit ends in 2019. The Russian side has not yet decided whether to renew the current contract, Moscow has several times changed its position on this issue. The Ukrainian side is convinced that the launch of two projects — “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream” will actually put an end to the prospects of Ukrainian transit.
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