“Naftogaz of Ukraine” has a low score, the probability of gas purchases in Russia until the end of 2019
The likelihood that Ukraine will be until the end of 2019 to buy from “Gazprom” the gas is low. Told about it to Agency of RIA “news” the commercial Director of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Yuriy Vitrenko on the sidelines of the European gas summit.
On the question about the possibility to resume purchases of gas from “Gazprom” after the decision of the Stockholm arbitration Vitrenko said: “We haven’t ruled out. Theoretically Yes, practically it will depend: the first is from the arbitration award and the second – with desire “Gazprom” to implement it”.
“Therefore, to talk about whether there will be gas deliveries from Gazprom to Ukraine or not, I still can not” – said the representative of “Naftogaz”.
To buy gas from “Gazprom” the company will be ready in the case if the arbitration decision, which “will be to say that the contract is valid and both parties need the contract to perform”.
By arbitration has already decided – it should be a “hub”. “This price is, in principle, we are satisfied, significantly lower than the price, which is now the price, which is now Gazprom offers gas. And this is even lower than the price at which we buy gas from Europe because of Europe we buy gas at the price of “hub plus”, – said Vitrenko.
“Of course, we will never agree, when “Gazprom” supplies gas to any point in Eastern Ukraine, which we have no control, which are on occupied territory. There are a lot of factors really. Therefore, to predict something difficult,” he said.
We will remind, “Naftogaz of Ukraine” does not import natural gas contract with “Gazprom” from November 26, 2015. At the same time Ukraine continues on the reverse to buy the transit gas to the EU, saying its price is lower than in Russia.
In 2014 the parties have legal proceedings in arbitration of Stockholm on points long-term contract to supply Russian gas to Ukraine.
“Naftogaz of Ukraine” in arbitration requires Gazprom to retroactively change rates, reimbursement of the overpayment for the unrevised prices and transit tariffs, the Ukrainian company is seeking from the Russian supplier of the abolition of the ban on the resale of fuel.
In Kiev insist that the country can do without Russian gas supplies, but not going to abandon further negotiations with the mediation of the European Commission on conditions of deliveries of fuel.