Russian «Gazprom» demands from NAK «Naftogaz of Ukraine» payment 5,319 billion for the unselected gas. This was reported by RIA-Novosti.
According to the report, the Russian side has already sent a bill for the specified sum to the Ukrainian regulator.
We are talking about minimum annual volumes of gas Ukraine, according to the 2009 contract (the condition «take or pay») between «Gazprom» and «Naftogaz» is not selected in the second or fourth quarter of 2016.
Thus, the total amount of claims of the Russian «Gazprom» to the Ukrainian regulator, which Ukraine disputes in the Stockholm arbitration, reached 37 billion dollars.
We will remind, the Stockholm arbitration has concluded the oral hearing in the joint case by mutual claims of «Naftogaz of Ukraine» and Russian JSC «Gazprom» the contract on gas supply to Ukraine. According to «Naftogaz», the hearings lasted from September 25 to October 11, 2016.
The final decision of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm chamber of Commerce contract for the supply of gas is expected to be 31 March 2017.
Before that, the economic court of Kiev has obliged the Russian «Gazprom» to pay 171 billion UAH of fines and penalties at the suit of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.
Ukraine is engaged in litigation against the Russian «Gazprom» in the Stockholm arbitration under the two contracts. The first is a contract for the sale of Russian gas, the second is the transit contract. Overall, the «Naftogaz» requires «Gazprom» more than $ 22 billion in compensation in disputes under these two contracts.
In particular, we are talking about compensation for the extra paid amount for purchase of natural gas amounting to more than $ 14 billion (dispute under the contract of purchase/sale), as well as compensation 8.2 billion dollars for the lost revenue from transit (for the transit contract).
At the same time, according to the submitted «Gazprom» in June 2015 counterclaim, the Russian company requires 31.8 billion dollars for gas, which «Gazprom» has not implemented and on which «Naftogaz» was charged on the principle of «take or pay», and demands the return of debt for 2013-2014, which the «Naftogaz of Ukraine» does not recognize.
Gazprom demanded that Naftogaz 5 billion for the unselected gas 17.01.2017