Ukraine Getting Ready for Life without Gazprom
2017 November 10 ( Thursday ) 10:29:12
Baku/10.11.17/ Turan: Ukraine and Romania are actively preparing for the transition to direct interaction between the gas transport systems (GTS) operators after the completion in 2019 of the contract between Naftogaz and Gazprom on the transit of gas through Ukraine. This is reported by the press service of Ukrtransgaz.
Ukrtransgaz noted that the transition to direct cooperation is also possible after the conditions of this contract have been brought into line with the requirements of the European energy legislation.
"Unfortunately, today Gazprom, referring to the provisions of the current contract, artificially blocks the introduction of European practices and approaches at the junction points of the Ukrainian and European GTS. The solution of this problem is one of the requirements of the Ukrainian side in the case of Stockholm arbitration between Naftogaz Ukraine and JSC Gazprom," it was reported.
In July-August, the operators of the GTS of Ukraine and Romania held consultations with market participants on business rules according to the draft direct agreement on interaction at the point of connection between the Ukrainian and Romanian GTS - Mediash Aurit / Tekovo.
"Responses have been received from five companies working or planning to work in the natural gas markets of Ukraine and Romania, who welcome the prospect of introducing European rules at this junction point," Ukrtransgaz added. -0-