The financial plan of the NJSC «Naftogaz of Ukraine» does not consider possibility of purchase of gas from Russian «Gazprom». About it at session of the Verkhovna Rada said on Friday the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik, writes «Interfax-Ukraine».
He noted that «Naftogaz Ukraine» is not in the sphere of control Minenergouglya.
«The second point: the head of NAK no way to sinhronizovan his statement with the Ministry in establishing public policy. The third point: the government, in adopting the financial plan of «Naftogaz» did not consider the possibility of purchases of Russian gas,» he said.
The Minister added that due to increase production of Ukrainian gas, the government plans to reduce to zero any import gas for the needs of the population.
«Ukraine has managed over 1.5 years for the population to reduce the purchase of imported gas to 0.9 billion m3. And, we are developing «Ukrgazvydobuvannia», do consider the possibility that by the end of the year, this deficit of 0.9 billion m3 will be absent. Formulating the price of gas for the population… We’re not going to reach import parity for the needs of the population we won’t need imported gas. While commercial entities may purchase where they see fit», he said.
Ukraine stopped buying gas from Russia in November 2015.
31 may 2017, it became known that the Stockholm arbitration court has satisfied the key requirements of the NJSC «Naftogaz of Ukraine» in a dispute with Gazprom: the condition «take or pay» abolished; the ban on re-export is cancelled; the price formula for gas is revised in 2014. In «Gazprom» the decision called intermediate.
December 22 «Naftogaz» declared victory over «Gazprom» on all contentious issues of gas supply contract. In the Ukrainian company said that the requirements of the Russian side regarding the terms «take or pay» in the amount of $56 billion completely rejected. According to «Naftogaz» required annual volume of gas reduced more than 10 times. Stockholm arbitration Tribunal ruled that Naftogaz should not have to pay for gas, which «Gazprom» ostensibly set in the occupied Donbass.
At the same time in «Gazprom» stated that the Stockholm arbitration court recognized the applicable basic provisions of the contract for the supply of gas from Russia to Ukraine and met most of the demands of «Gazprom» about payment of the delivered gas. The company said that the final decision the court obliged «Naftogaz» to pay the amount of arrears in the amount of $2 billion and interest for late payment (0,03% for each day from 22 December 2017).
Chairman of the Board «Naftogaz» Andrew KOBOLEV said that the final amount calculations between NAK «Naftogaz Ukraine» and PJSC «Gazprom» will be known after the adoption by the Stockholm arbitration on 28 February 2018 solutions for the transit contract.
17 January 2018 commercial Director of «Naftogaz» Yuriy Vitrenko said that the negotiations with Gazprom regarding the gas supply contract will begin in the coming days.
17 Jan KOBOLEV said that in 2018 year, Ukraine intends to buy from Russia 4-5 billion m3 of gas and continue the import from the European Union.
Nasaliki declared that the financial plan «Naftogaz» does not include gas purchases in Russia 20.01.2018