The energy minister is refuting Russian claims that the Ukraine might go on the pinch later in the year. It might be a different story in the middle of winter, when it’s minus 25 degrees and everyone is huddling around … Continue reading
Interfax, via Reuters, says a senior Russian official expects Ukraine to start stealing gas from the European transit lines later this year.
Ukraine needs to cut gas use by 20% if it’s to see out the winter says the CEO of Naftogaz. If the Gazprom cut off lasts they’ll need to cut down on use during the warmer months to get them … Continue reading
A source at Russia’s Gazprom says that supplies have been switched to a parallel pipeline and supplies are unaffected. No news yet on the reason behind the blast. According to Reuters the blast happened in a field between two small … Continue reading
No reports on whether gas flows have been affected and even more importantly whether anyone has been hurt. Headlines on Reuters.
William Hague is criticising Gazprom decision to cut off supplies to Ukraine saying it damages Russia’s credibility on supplying Europe. What a load of rubbish. Despite the ongoing spat with Russia supplies to Europe haven’t stopped or have even remotely … Continue reading
Early warning system on gas hasn’t been triggered (my early warning system is when Mike is unable to make a cup of tea ) Ready to engage on more talks on gas supplies No date set for new Russia/Ukraine gas … Continue reading
Russian supplies to Ukraine are at zero he says but he guarantees reliable supplies to Ukrainian clients and to rest of Europe. Gas transit to Europe looks unaffected and Ukraine has been relying on reverse flows from neighbours for its … Continue reading
EU’s Gunther Oettinger is trying to calm nerves it seems by saying all will be well with gas supplies when/if Ukraine moves to prepayment for its own supplies. He’s also interested in whether Western Companies could rent the storage capacity … Continue reading
I had the headlines on the halt of the Ukraine Russia gas talks earlier on here: Sources say Ukraine and Russia have ended gas pricing talks without a deal The BBC reports that “Russian gas giant Gazprom reaffirms 06:00 GMT … Continue reading