Vadim Rabinovich Photo: Alexander Maksimenko / RIA Novosti
Verkhovna Rada Deputy Vadim Rabinovich predicted the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) the fate of scrap iron from 2020. This statement of policies made in the program on the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
He stressed that the reason is the absence of a Treaty with Russia. “Not signed a key agreement with Russia without which we would not exist. We’re just three billion of their money going to pay,” the MP said and recalled the statement of the head of “Naftogaz” Andrey KOBOLEV on what the company needs at least one billion dollars more to pump additional volumes of gas. According to Rabinowitz, these costs can go on the citizens of Ukraine.
The MP added that the program “2020”, which meant an increase of own gas production in Ukraine up to 20 billion cubic meters by next year, failed.
Earlier, the head of Russian Gazprom Alexei Miller said that the company is ready to start negotiations with the Ukrainian “Naftogaz” on a new contract for direct supplies of gas to Ukraine. He added that talking about the price of gas so far, but it is already clear that the agreement may reduce the price for consumers in the Ukraine in the quarter.
The current contract for the transit of Russian gas via Ukraine expires at the end of the year. In Kiev are afraid that after the planned Gazprom start gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream” gas pipeline system of Ukraine will be completely unused. Also Ukraine in the event of termination of Russian gas transit may face problems in the operation of its gas transportation system, as in underground storage, in addition to the gas that is selected in the operation in the period of consumption, is also stored to the buffer volume of gas. This is the minimum necessary process volume that is in storage to maintain smooth operation and is not subject to selection.
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